Identity of Man Killed in Big Rig Accident Released

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOWARD COUNTY - We now know the name of the victim in a fatal big rig accident in Howard County.

56-year-old Gary Truitt of Abilene was killed when his 18-wheeler rolled on Wednesday.

Troopers said Truitt was headed down I-20 when he left the road and rolled down an embankment near Cauble Road.

Truitt was thrown out of the truck and died at the scene.

Investigators think he may have fallen asleep at the wheel.