March 14, 2022
By News Director Jared Atha
A Colorado man is dead after a crash between two semi-trucks on US 83, about three miles north of Shamrock, Texas on Thursday night.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, at about 9:45 p.m., 52-year-old Sorin Bodescu of Livonia, Michigan, was driving a 2017 Volvo truck tractor towing a semi-trailer northbound on US 83 while 60-year-old Bradley Hedger of Loveland, Colorado, was driving a truck tractor towing a semi-trailer south on US 83.
DPS said Bodescu failed to drive in a single lane and crossed over into the southbound lane of traffic and hit the other truck on the driver’s side.
Both vehicles and towed semi-trailers suffered extensive damage in the wreck.
Hedger was pronounced dead on the scene by Wheeler County Justice of the Peace Rick Walden.
Bodescu and passenger, 37-year-old Ioan Sandu, of Clinton Township, Michigan, were taken to the hospital in Shamrock with non-life-threatening injuries.
DPS said the Texas Highway Patrol is still investigating this crash.
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