2 dead after semi-truck crashes into motor home along I-10 near Tornillo
UPDATE, Jan. 1: Texas state troopers on Friday identified two Las Vegas, Nevada residents as the victims of deadly crash along I-10 near Tornillo the day prior.
Stephen James Govarker, 72, and Sherri La Rhonda Rogers, 57, were killed when a semi-truck crashed into their motor home.
According to a police incident report, the tractor-trailer rig’s front left tire lost air pressure and caused the truck driver to lose control. The truck then went off the road and across the median before crashing into the motor home,
ORIGINAL REPORT, Dec. 31: TORNILLO, Texas — A deadly wreck that appeared to involve a truck and car shut down Interstate 10 eastbound near Tornillio late Thursday afternoon and reduced the westbound highway to one lane.
Authorities confirmed at least one fatality at the crash site along the eastbound interstate near mile marker 60.
As of 4:15 p.m., the Texas Dept. of Public Safety advised it anticipated I-10 would be closed for at least four hours.
DPS said all I-10 east traffic was being detoured to State Highway 20 (Alameda) until further notice.
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