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I-45 Fatality

FATALITY -- The driver of this white pickup, Matthew Dokey age 39 of Hawley, Texas was killed while trapped inside his fully engulfed burning vehicle just north of Buffalo at mm184 last Wed, Feb 18, at about 9:45am. The southbound pickup, pulling a utility trailer, struck a northbound 18-wheeler that had crossed the median, turned on its side and skid down the middle of the southbound freeway resulting in the fiery crash. The semi driver was transported to Fairfield EMTC, while the driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene by a Freestone Co Justice of the Peace. The southbound lane of I-45 was shut down for several hours. Buffalo Fire Department assisted with the fire and extrication along with Freestone Co officials.