Roger Eric Hanna Killed in Hemphill Tractor Trailer Collision

A 30-year-old man died and another person injured in a two-vehicle accident on US 83 just 15 miles south of Canadian, Texas Tuesday morning.

The incident happened at about 7 a.m. when a 2007 International truck towing a trailer swerved to the right to avoid an oncoming 1993 Nissan which crossed the median. The Nissan struck the front left of the truck-trailer causing it to go off the road to the right.

The Nissan’s driver, Roger Eric Hanna, Jr., 30, from Elk City, OK, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:10 a.m. by Hemphill county Justice of the Peace Larry Dunnam.

Elbert Dewitt Johnson, 56, of Temple, Tx, the driver of the truck-trailer, sustained minor injuries. He was transported to the Hemphill county hospital in Canadian, Texas, in stable condition.

Alcohol was not a factor in the accident.