Sherman County officials: 1 killed in fiery semi crash near Stratford

Published: Aug. 25, 2023 at 11:35 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2023 at 3:43 PM CDT
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STRATFORD, Texas (KFDA) - Sherman County officials confirmed one person was killed in a fiery semi crash near Stratford.

Stratford police said they received a call around 9:20 p.m. last night about reckless driving west of Stratford.

A semi was traveling eastbound near the intersection at Highway 287 and U.S. 54.

The semi hit a westbound semi head-on near the intersection of Spruce Street and Highway 54.

Officials say the responding Stratford Police Department officer saw the explosion and went to the westbound semi.

The semi was slowly catching on fire, so the officer busted out the window and pulled the driver out. Officials say the driver received treatment at the scene and did not go to the hospital.

“It was by miracle, I don’t know how that was even possible,” said Stratford Police Chief Richard Coborn.

Officials say the other truck was on fire and on its side. There was no way to get to the driver and he died.

The crash caused the road to shut down as first responders worked the scene for multiple hours.

Video shows heavy smoke and flames coming from the crash.

The scene of the wreck was cleared Friday morning around 8:00 a.m.