The Texarkana Texas Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 30 that left two people dead today. They have been identified as Tiffany Provence, 29, and her 3 month old son, Daclan Marshall, both of Hooks, Texas.
Shelby Marshall, 29, was driving a 2011 Chevrolet HHR westbound on Interstate 30 at approximately 2:25 p.m. Traffic on the roadway had backed up due to another accident in front of them at mile marker 211 (FM 2148). Marshall had apparently stopped in the roadway near the Kings Highway overpass behind the traffic when his vehicle was rear-ended by an 18 wheel tractor trailer, driven by Lorenzo Escobar, 63, of Del Rio, Texas. The force of the collision caused Marshall’s vehicle to then strike a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe that was also stopped in traffic. The Tahoe was driven by Alfredo Molina, 44, of New Boston, Texas. Marshall’s vehicle immediately caught fire as a result of the impact. Escobar was able to help Shelby Marshall out of his vehicle but was unable to get to Provence or Daclan Marshall due to the heat of the vehicle fire. Both Marshall’s vehicle and the cab of the tractor trailer were completely consumed before Texarkana Texas firefighters arrived and could extinguish the blaze.
Molina, along with his wife, Maria Molina and two children (ages 11 and 1) were treated and released from a local hospital. Shelby Marshall and Escobar were also transported to a local hospital where they are currently being treated with unknown serious injuries.
Traffic investigators and crime scene technicians are still on scene investigating the accident. Westbound Interstate 30 traffic has temporarily been diverted onto St. Michael Drive until the scene can been cleared.