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Fatal Wreck in Cherokee County

Posted/updated on: December 5, 2017 at 7:24 pm
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RUSK — A Houston man has been killed in a Cherokee County accident involving two tractor-trailer trucks. It happened shortly before 9:00 Monday morning on U.S. Highway 69, just south of Rusk. Dead at the scene was Aurelio Amaya, 46. Keith Jackson, 46, of Nacogdoches, was treated and released at a Tyler hospital. According to the Department of Public Safety report, Jackson’s truck was traveling west on County Road1101 and Amaya’s truck was heading north on Highway 69. The report says Jackson failed to yield the right of way, entering the intersection of US-69 in front of Amaya and the two vehicles collided. The accident remains under investigation.


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