DPS Releases Information on U.S. 59 Crash

October 27, 2020 - Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on US 59, approximately 2.5 miles north of the city of Garrison in Rusk County at 7:15am this morning, October 27. 

The investigators preliminary report indicates that the driver of a 2020 Kenworth towing a semi-trailer was traveling north on US 59 in the outside lane of traffic slowing to turn right into a private drive. At the same time, the driver of a 2006 Freightliner truck towing a trailer was also traveling north on US 59 and struck the rear of the trailer the Kenworth was towing. 

As a result of the crash, the driver of the Kenworth, Jessie Dale Cashion, 40, of Lancaster and his co-driver Robert Allen Cain, 48, of Nacogdoches were transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

The driver of the Freightliner was identified as Salvador A. Oliva, 65, of Edinburg, was pronounced at the scene by Judge Jackie Risinger and was taken to Laird Funeral Home in Nacogdoches.

The crash remains under investigation.