More detail on this person: Jesse Holloway, 45 of Williams TEXAS TRUCKER KILLED IN I-78 CRASH 2 TRACTOR-TRAILERS COLLIDE HEAD-ON IN WILLIAMS TWP. Morning Call, The (Allentown, PA) - Tuesday, July 9, 1991 One man is dead following a head-on crash involving two tractor-trailers on Interstate 78 in Williams Township yesterday. Jesse Holloway, 45, of Texarkana, Texas, was pronounced dead following the crash. Northampton County Coroner Joseph F. Reichel said an autopsy will be performed today in Easton Hospital. The driver of the other rig, Gary Alen Carter, 35, of Knoxville, Tenn., was treated at Easton Hospital and released. Witnesses said Holloway was traveling in the eastbound lanes of I-78 at about 4 p.m. when he slumped over the wheel. His truck crossed the grassy median strip and entered the westbound lanes, collided with the tractor-trailer driven by Carter and broke through the guardrail before coming to rest on its side in a ditch about 50 feet off the road. A third tractor-trailer rear-ended Carter's rig but wasn't damaged. The accident happened about one mile west of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission toll booth. Carter, whose cab was demolished, said he saw the oncoming truck and tried to get out of the way. "It scared me to death," he said. Although he suffered minor scratches from crawling out the vehicle's window, he initially declined medical treatment. "If I got through that, then that's all I need," he said while picking up road maps and other personal articles strewn along the embankment. Paramedics later convinced him to seek medical attention. Bethlehem resident Dwayne Wenner said he was driving his car behind Holloway's truck when he saw Holloway slump over the wheel and the truck begin to careen between the lanes. Wenner said Carter "was trying to get out of the way. I saw him (Holloway) straighten out and then he just nailed him (Carter)." A visibly shaken Wenner and his passenger -- whose name Wenner could not recall -- pulled to the side of the road, dragged Holloway from the cab and began CPR. "The guy was barely breathing," Wenner said. Traffic was blocked for about five miles as rescue crews from Williams Township, Easton and Bethlehem Township responded to the scene. The truck driven by Holloway is owned by Hines Trucking Co. of Prescott, Ark.; Carter's rig is owned by PST of Salt Lake City, Utah. State police estimated that about 100 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled onto the grassy embankment. The Department of Environmental Resources was also called to the scene.
Burial information: Concord Cemetery, Fouke, AR
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