Fiery crash involving semi-truck closes Highway 6 near Navasota

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Around 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 9, Navasota Police Dept. responded to a crash on HWY 6 North at the 2154 exit in Brazos County involving a loaded 18-wheeler and 1ton dually truck pulling a loaded gooseneck trailer.

When officers arrived, the dually truck was engulfed in flames. The driver of the dually, Daniel Sweeten, 59, suffered injuries and was taken from the scene in a medical helicopter.

18 wheeler driver, Teresa Ramirez, 44, suffered no injuries.

Officers located the point of impact and it appeared that the dually truck was drug for several hundred feet before coming to a stop.

The cause of the crash is being investigated by NPD.

Main lanes of HWY 6 Northbound was shutdown for several hours for fuel and debris clean-up. Roads were opened at 5:00 p.m. Traffic was diverted at the 2154 exit.


At least one person was injured Wednesday afternoon after a pickup truck hauling a trailer on Highway 6 slammed into the back of a semi-truck hauling long pipes.

The accident happened after 1:00 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the highway near the Navasota River in Brazos County.

Navasota Police say the 18-wheeler was initially stopped on the side of the highway, and pulled into the path of the pickup truck as it attempted to merge back onto Highway 6.

Police say the driver of the pickup managed to get out before the fire consumed the vehicle. Video submitted to KBTX shows several people attending to the victim before medics arrived on scene.

A medical helicopter transported the victim to a hospital. The driver's condition was not immediately available.

Nobody in the semi-truck was injured, said police.