(TX)(08-20-2020) KYLE-Tow Operator was struck and killed

(TX) KYLE - A Tow Operator was struck and killed early the morning of August 20, 2020

Kyle Police Department received a call at 4:51 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20 about a major accident on I-35 Northbound at the 217 mile marker. An 18-wheeler operated by Jose Luis Juarez, of Laredo, struck a box truck and tow truck that were stationary on the right shoulder of the northbound main lanes of I-35.

Both the tow truck driver and box truck driver were outside of their vehicles when the collision occurred. The operator of the box truck was injured and taken to the hospital where he has been treated for his injuries. The driver of the tow truck, Tristen Cother (2/19/1998), was killed upon impact.

Juarez fled the scene after the accident and was subsequently apprehended with the help of the Hays County Sheriffs' Office.

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