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1 killed, 2 injured in 3-vehicle accident

By David Talley | Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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A Bridgeport man was killed in a three-vehicle accident east of Chico Friday evening.

Daniel Cordova-Acuna, 30, was southbound on Farm Road 1655 in a Mazda B series pickup about 7:40 p.m. when he ran the stop sign at the intersection of FM 1655 and FM 1810, according to Department of Public Safety Trooper Patrick Garcia. Cordova-Acuna ran into the path of an 18-wheeler eastbound on 1810.

Picking Up the Pieces

PICKING UP THE PIECES – DPS troopers investigate a wreck that destroyed three vehicles and ended the life of a Bridgeport man. Messenger Photo by Joe Duty

The 18-wheeler, driven by Jose Ramirez Garcia, 42, of Alto, hit the pickup and pushed it off the road before rolling onto its side and sliding into the westbound lane of FM 1810, where it was struck by an oncoming 2 1/2-ton military truck, also called a “deuce-and-a-half.”

The pickup came to rest on the south side of FM 1810, and Cordova-Acuna was pronounced dead at the scene by Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Jan Morrow.

The 18-wheeler and military truck came to rest on the north side of FM 1810 after destroying a guard rail.

Garcia was transported to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur, and the driver of the military truck, Colton Petty, 21, of Chico was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Forth Worth. He was listed in fair condition Tuesday.

There were no passengers in any of the vehicles.

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