• Cars drive through Breckenridge on Sept. 27, 2018. BA photo by James Norman
    Cars drive through Breckenridge on Sept. 27, 2018. BA photo by James Norman

Breckenridge man killed in one-vehicle accident

A Breckenridge man was killed in a car crash Tuesday evening after he collided with a concrete pillar on Interstate 40, according to a press release from officials.

James Jenson, 36, was driving an 18-wheeler towing a semi-trailer. According to the release, Jenson swerved off the road into the south barrow ditch for unknown reasons and collided with a concrete pillar of the U.S. Highway 183 overpass bridge.

The vehicle caught fire and was destroyed. Wheeler was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles were involved in the incident and the road conditions were dry. 

The accident occurred while Jenson was traveling east on I-40 within the city limits of Shamrock, Texas, which is in Wheeler County. The crash is under investigation, the release states.

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114 East Elm Street

PO Box 871

Breckenridge, Texas 76424

Phone: (254) 559-5412
Fax: (940) 228-0589