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Breckenridge man killed in early morning Eastland County crash

Breckenridge man killed in early morning Eastland County crash
September 25
18:06 2023

A Breckenridge man was killed in an early morning crash north of Cisco today after the 18-wheeler he was driving collided with a cow in the roadway, according to a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Eastland County Justice of the Peace Jesse Speer pronounced Alberto Salazar, 43, of Breckenridge, dead at the scene of the crash on U.S. Highway 183 at County Road 156, three miles north of Cisco. Click here to read his obituary.

The report from the DPS states that Salazar was traveling south on U.S. 183 at 3:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, when he struck a black cow that was standing in the road, causing his truck and trailer to overturn. He was driving a 2000 Freightliner, Conventional XL truck tractor, towing a 2013 Fontaine, flatbed semi-trailer.

According to the report, there were no other vehicles involved and no one else was injured.

The accident was investigated by Trooper Bobbie M. Shields of Eastland. He was assisted by Trooper Daniel Self and Sgt. Justin Tabor, both of Abilene with the Texas Highway Patrol Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, and Sgt. David Foster of Eastland.




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