U.S. Highway 84 Outside Joaquin Scene of Truck Tractor Crash

June 3, 2023 - U.S. Highway 84 was the location of a major truck tractor collision Friday, June 2, 2023, just outside of Joaquin in front of Crystal Lake.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene of the incident sometime just before 9am where a tanker truck had rolled over and was up against a tree line on the westbound side of the roadway.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Keith Jones, a white 2023 Peterbilt truck tractor owned by Tri State and driven by Robert Williams, Jr., 52, of Dallas was eastbound on U.S. Highway 84 when the truck crossed the center stripe.

The Peterbilt struck a 2001 Kenworth truck tractor driven by Daniel Reagan Holbrook, 29, of Carthage in the left rear of the trailer before exiting the roadway and rolling over. 

Williams was life flighted by helicopter to LSU for treatment of his injuries.

Holbrook was not reported to have been injured as a result of the incident.

Williams will be issued a citation for wrong side not passing.

The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene with Williams at the scene and in establishing a landing zone for the life flight helicopter. They provided traffic control until the scene was clear.

Roy Cheatwood, Constable Precinct 3; and Shelby County Sheriff's Deputies assisted Trooper Jones.