One dead after vehicle hydroplanes in Abbott Monday night

Posted at 9:52 AM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 18:50:39-04

ABBOTT, TX — On Monday, July 6, 2020, at approximately 7:00 p.m., a fatal crash occurred on IH 35 northbound near mile marker 359, in Abbott.

A Hyundai Accent hydroplaned, lost control, and was struck by an approaching truck tractor semi-trailer.

The driver of the Hyundai was pronounced dead at the scene. They have been identified as 27-year-old Sameena Muhammad-Thomas of Dallas.

No other injuries were reported.

The investigation is still active and ongoing.

Authorities remind the public that slowing down during wet weather driving conditions can reduce the chances of your vehicle hydroplaning.