Police: Trucker Speed Led to Wreck that Killed 4

A Texas Department of Public Safety report says the driver of a semitrailer truck failed to control speed and slammed into another truck to trigger last week's five-vehicle crash that killed four people in far Southeast Texas.

Trooper Stephanie Davis told The Beaumont Enterprise that no charges have been filed yet because the wreck a week ago on Interstate 10 outside Vidor still remains under investigation.

A 62-year-old Vidor woman, Glenda Blackwell, and two children in her car were killed. Their names were not released. The driver of another car, Luis Alonso Rodriguez Camacho, from Mexico, also was killed.

Traffic on the highway's westbound side already had been stopped for about a mile because of construction and the wreck closed that side of the freeway for more than seven hours.

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