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Gainesville man killed in three-vehicle crash near Roscoe

The crash happened Sunday afternoon, two miles west of Roscoe in Nolan County on Interstate 20.
Credit: DPS

NOLAN COUNTY, Texas — A Gainesville man died Sunday afternoon when his SUV was struck from behind by an 18-wheeler, causing his vehicle to rear-end another 18-wheeler.

According to a preliminary crash report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the crash happened at approximately 12:59 p.m. Sunday, two miles west of Roscoe, in Nolan County.

The report said one of the semitrucks, driven by a man from Chihuahua, Mexico, and the SUV, driven by Phillip W. Halterman, 20, of Gainesville, was stopped or had slowed down because of traffic congestion on eastbound Interstate 20. The driver of the other semi, a California man, failed to control speed and hit the SUV from behind, causing it to crash into the back of the first vehicle.

Halterman was pronounced dead at the scene.

No injuries for the other two drivers were noted by DPS troopers who responded to the scene. The crash is still under investigation.