The driver of a semi-truck was killed Thursday morning in wreck on U.S. Highway 75 at the Loy Lake Road overpass.

The driver of a semi-truck was killed Thursday morning in wreck on U.S. Highway 75 at the Loy Lake Road overpass.


Shortly before 7 a.m. a semi-truck was traveling in the right lane of northbound U.S. Highway 75 when it hit a patch of ice and lost control, said Sherman Police Sgt. D.M. Hampton. The truck left the roadway, struck a guardrail and ran into a concrete pillar of the Loy Lake Road overpass.


The driver of the truck was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as Marvin Kingdon, 34, who was originally from California and had recently moved to Texas.


Initial reports of the truck’s cab catching on fire were mistaken. The release of gas, oil and coolant caused the cab to appear as though it were on fire. The only hazardous material released was the gas, oil, coolant and other fluids from the cab of the truck, Hampton said.


Police shut down Hwy. 75 and Loy Lake Road while the Texas Department of Transportation inspected the overpass to ensure it was safe for travel. Authorities re-opened both roads around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.