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(TX)(05-28-2021) Tow Operator Struck & Killed on IH-45

(TX)(05-28-2021) Tow Operator Struck & Killed on IH-45
FREESTONE COUNTY — Texas DPS Troopers were dispatched to a major crash involving three vehicles and a pedestrian on May 28, 2021, at approximately 4:39 pm on IH-45.

35-year-old David Isaac Simmons, a Tow Truck Operator from Fairfield, Texas, was attempting to pull a vehicle in the center median with emergency lights activated on his tow truck.
 
A Toyota crashed into Simmons as he was using the control box on the driver's side.

Simmons was transported to Hillcrest Medical Center Waco where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Simmons was pronounced deceased at 1:25 pm on May 30, 2021, by Justice of the Peace, Dianne Hensley.

An investigation into the crash is still active and open.
Isaac Simmons
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