Fatal Semi-Truck Crash on Highway 327 in Silsbee, 17-Year-Old Maria Carter Identified
SILSBEE, TX (May 2, 2023) – Silsbee Police identified 17-year-old Maria Jaquez Carter as the Silsbee High School junior student who died in a crash on Highway 327 on May 1.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the collision happened at South 21st Street. Based on a report, Carter was driving a 2012 Mazda east on the highway prior to the crash.
As he approached the intersection, a 2018 Peterbilt tractor truck was also nearing the intersection while driving west on the highway. Police said the Peterbilt was carrying a retracted pole trailer, “piggyback” style.
Due to unknown reasons, Carter attempted to turn north onto South 21st and was hit on his passenger’s side by the Peterbilt.
As a result, Carter suffered grave injuries and died at the scene.
As of now, the case remains under investigation. In addition, no other details are available at this time.
We offer our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Maria Jaquez Carter.
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