May 28, 2022 8:33 pm

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DPS UPDATES I-45 18-WHEELER HEAD-ON CRASH

DPS has identified the victims of last Wednesday’s head-on 18-wheeler crash on I-45 near FM 1696 in Walker County. Just after 3 pm Wednesday, August 25, 2021, a 2010 Freightliner was northbound on I-45 when investigators believe a tire blew out causing the driver to lose control. The driver, identified as Everett E, Sims of Prescott, Arizona hit the center barricades and went into the southbound lanes of the freeway hitting a southbound 1999 Freightliner loaded with school supplies. Everett was killed in the crash as was his passenger, Kallie H. Huckaba, 30, of Mountain Home Baxter, Arizona. The southbound driver identified as Maikel Gilleon, 44, of Houston was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

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