Omar Sosa De La Cruz, Erisbel Cruz Cid Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Interstate 40 in Smith County
Where: The accident occurred on Interstate 40 in Smith County, Tennessee.
What Happened: A tractor-trailer allegedly struck the back of another 18-wheeler in stopped or slowed traffic.
- Omar Sosa De La Cruz, occupant in tractor-trailer
- Erisbel Cruz Cid, occupant in tractor-trailer
- Driver of second tractor-trailer
- Omar Sosa De La Cruz, 30, killed
- Erisbel Cruz Cid, 37, killed
On or about Thursday, April 28th, 2022, sometime in the morning hours, an accident between a tractor-trailer and an 18-wheeler left two men dead. Spokespeople from the TSP said the accident was reported along Interstate 40 in Smith County, Tennnessee.
Representatives from the Tennessee State Police said 37-year-old Erisbel Cruz Cid and 30-year-old Omar Sosa De La Cruz were killed when the tractor-trailer they were in allegedly slammed into the back of another semi truck that had stopped or slowed in traffic along I-40. Emergency responders pronounced Cid and Cruz dead a short time after the accident.
According to Google Maps, Interstate 40 cuts east and west through Smith County.
State and local agencies assisted after the accident.
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