TYLER, TX (10/07/2015) — A fiery accident involving an 18-wheeler and a UPS delivery truck killed two men on Wednesday night: William Harris and Adam Banicki.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, two Florida UPS employees, William Samuel Harris, 54, and Adam Ronald Banicki, 42, were both killed in a Wednesday night accident.
This incident occurred along Interstate 20 at FM 2015 at around 10:45 p.m. in Tyler, Texas.
DPS reported that Harris and his passenger Banicki were traveling along I-20 as a part of a team for long-haul movements. For unknown reasons, the UPS truck rear-ended an 18-wheeler, which caused the UPS truck to catch fire.
The driver of the 18-wheeler tried to use a fire extinguisher to get the two men out of the wreckage; however, he was unable to, and the men lost their lives at the scene.
No other injuries were reported.
This fatal accident remains under investigation by local authorities alongside UPS.
Several factors could have lead to this accident: failure to control speed, distracted driving, or even improper vehicle maintenance. Once a complete investigation has been conducted, we’ll better understand what caused this wreck and what factors contributed to its occurrence. If you have additional information regarding this accident, please let us know by leaving a comment below.