VIDEO: Austin man killed when his car hits 18-wheeler in Tyler

Published on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 16:32 - Written by From Staff Reports

An Austin man died in Tyler Wednesday when his car crashed into an 18-wheeler.

The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Loop 323 and Farm-to-Market Road 14, said trooper Jean Dark, public information officer for the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Tommie Minter, 74, was declared dead at the scene.

The 18-wheeler was on the Loop stopped at the light, facing west when Minter’s Lexus crashed into the back of it.

The Lexus was pushed partially under the truck’s trailer on the right side, trooper Dark said.