Texas firefighter dies in a head-on collision with 18-wheeler

Lt. Jared Snell was driving home when authorities said he tried to pass a vehicle in his eastbound lane and crashed head-on into an 18-wheeler


By Jasper Scherer
Houston Chronicle

HUMBLE, Texas — An Atascocita firefighter was killed Friday night after colliding head-on with an 18-wheeler truck on State Highway 105 near Cleveland, the Atascocita Fire Department announced.

 

Dear Members, Families and Neighbors, It is with deepest sorrow that the Atascocita Fire Department reports the death...

Posted by Atascocita Fire Department on Saturday, August 10, 2019

Lt. Jared Snell was driving home around 8 p.m. when authorities said he tried to pass a vehicle in his eastbound lane and crashed head-on into the 18-wheeler traveling west, KPRC reported.

The crash occurred about 10 miles east of Cleveland, Atascocita Fire Department spokesperson Jerry Dilliard said.

"Our hearts are broken, and our thoughts and prayers are with Jared Snell's family," Dilliard said. "Details regarding funeral arrangements for Jared will be provided as they become available."

Snell joined the Atascocita Fire Department in April 2017 after previously serving in the Baytown Fire Department.

 

This morning, we learned the tragic news about the passing of former Baytown firefighter and BPFFA member Jared Snell....

Posted by Baytown Professional Firefighters Association on Saturday, August 10, 2019

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