Trucker killed in fiery I-35 crash in Waco was from Arlington area

Posted: | Updated: Thu 3:22 PM, Jul 13, 2017 WACO, Texas (KWTX) The truck driver killed in the fiery six-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 earlier this week is Eugene Garfield Watts, family and friends confirmed Thursday.

Watts, of Arlington, was one of the three people killed in Tuesday afternoon’s crash underneath the Valley Mills Drive overpass in Waco. The trucker in his 30s, who friends say also owned a barber service, leaves behind an eight-year-old son and six-month-old daughter. A vigil is now being planned in his memory.

Four semi-trucks and two passenger vehicles were involved in the deadly accident. On Tuesday, Waco Police confirmed three people, including one male truck driver, and a woman and child (possibly a pre-teen) in one of the passenger vehicles, were killed. Five others including three truck drivers, and two males who were in the other passenger vehicle, did survive.

Waco’s police and fire crews were out working another wreck further north on the interstate when they got dispatched to the crash around 2:15 p.m.

Watts’ family has set up a GoFundMe page in his honor: https://www.gofundme.com/a7rgjcfw

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