FATAL CRASH IN CHAPPELL HILL

A Chappell Hill man is dead following a two-vehicle accident in Washington County early this (Thursday) morning.

75-year old Eddie Mayes of Chappell Hill was killed when his pickup was struck by tractor trailer at the intersection of US Highway 290 and FM 1155, just after 7:30.

(Photos by Mark Whitehead)

According to the Department of Public Safety, Mayes was north-bound on FM-1155 when he was struck by a 2002 tractor trailer being driven by 34-year old Shane Campbell of Frisco, TX.

Mayes’ pickup burst into flames.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Campbell was taken to Scott & White Hospital in Brenham with non-life threatening injuries.

According to DPS Sargent Jimmy Morgan, troopers are investigating the accident.

Morgan says witnesses say the tractor trailer ran a red light at the intersection.

East-bound traffic was detoured onto several side roads and west-bound traffic was down to one lane for several hours following the accident.