Billy Elrod Victim of I-27 18-Wheeler Accident

A rollover accident involving a semi-trailer left its driver dead on Sunday on the service road of Interstate 27.

It was 11:43 a.m. when Billy Elrod, 77, of Brownfield, was pronounced dead at the scene by Randall County justice of the peace Jerry Bigham.

According to Canyon DPS, Elrod was driving a 1995 semi-trailer pulling a flat-bed trailer heading north on the service road, south of Canyon, when he entered the curve at an unsafe speed.

The semitrailer then flipped over on its right side and landed on its top 30 feet south of Hungate Road.

Elrod was reportedly wearing a seatbelt.

DPS said they are not sure how fast Elrod was driving.