Man killed in I-35 accident near West identified

Posted at 7:14 AM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 16:22:55-04

HILL COUNTY, TX — Officials have released the name of the man who died after an early morning accident on Wednesday.

The accident was reported on northbound Interstate 35 just north of West near County Line Road. The accident happened around 5:40 a.m.

TxDOT said the accident is near milemarker 355 in Hill County.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said that an SUV hydroplaned and hit a barrier. The stalled SUV was then hit by an 18-wheeler, who was then hit by another vehicle.

The driver of the SUV was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as 39-year-old Michael Forseth.

DPS, West Fire Department and the Hill County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene.