DUMAS, Texas (KFDA) - One person has died and several have been hospitalized after being hit by a semi-truck in front of a Dumas business over the weekend.
According to the Dumas Police Department, two semi-trucks collided at an intersection, causing one of the trucks to spin out of control. The truck hit multiple people in front of Roosters, killing one person. Several other people were sent to the hospital with serious injuries.
“The initial investigation shows that one of the trucks pulled out at the stop sign at 8th to North Dumas and was struck by a truck traveling southbound, and that truck then spun around and came back through the parking lot at Love’s Truck Stop, went across the road to an event venue where there were several pedestrians standing outside, and the truck struck several of them,” said Nick Jordan with the Dumas Police Department. “One of the pedestrians was killed as a result of his injuries from being struck. The others at this time are in the hospital still, as far as I know, and their injuries were listed as serious.”
Both truck drivers are reportedly okay, and there were no signs of intoxication.
The crash remains under investigation. Once the investigation is complete, the names of the victims will be released, as well as an updated report of the survivor’s conditions.