A 52-year-old Red Oak man was killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday night.
Justice of the Peace Jackie Miller Jr. pronounced the man dead at the scene at 11:40 p.m., ordering the body to the Dallas County medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.
Miller said the man was driving a Z71 Chevrolet pickup and was headed northbound on State Highway 342 when he went into the southbound lane and struck a tractor-trailer (car hauler) head-on.
“He was killed instantly, with massive injuries,” Miller said.
The accident occurred about where 342 intersects with Anderson Road, north of Ovilla Road, Miller said.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured, Miller said, saying a passenger in the tractor-trailer was shaken up.
The Red Oak police and fire departments worked the accident.
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