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DPS: Houston man dies near Three Rivers in suspected alcohol-induced accident

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Feb 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-23 12:27:55-05

A man died after his car hit an 18-wheeler near Three Rivers on Monday.

Texas Department of Public Safety public information officer Nathan Brandley said the accident happened around 11:01 p.m., on Interstate Hwy. 37 in Live Oak County.

Brandley states in a release that 40-year-old Nayan Bkakta was driving his Buick Encore in the northbound lane and hit the 18-wheeler’s trailer. The truck was in the same lane and driving the same direction as Bkakta. He said the car then veered off the roadway and into a field.

Bkakta, a Houston resident, was killed in the accident, and Brandley states that troopers suspect alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.