Police ID man hit, killed by two 18-wheelers after car broke down in Jones County


    Dylan Thomas Pietrzyk (Facebook)

    The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the name of the man who was killed Friday when he was hit by two 18-wheelers after his car broke down in Jones County.

    The victim is Dylan Thomas Pietrzyk, 26, of Norman, Oklahoma.

    According to the crash report, Pietrzyk was "standing neat the edge of the road" when he was hit, along with his car and a tow truck.

    Pietrzyk was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The two truck drivers, who were also from Oklahoma, were transported to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene with "stable/non-incapacitating injuries"

    The crash happened about 6:50 p.m. Friday on Hwy 92 between Tuxedo and Hwy 277, west of Stamford.

    The tow truck driver, David Pickrell. told KTXS that he was loading Pietrzyk's car onto his tow truck when the 2014 Peterbilts. one right after the other, “ran over (Pietrzyk), his vehicle and (my) tow truck.”

    “It was like a bad scene from an Evel Knievel video,” Pickrell said. “Something you don’t ever imagine. Once the smoke clears, the second one hits.”

    Pickrell pleaded for people to follow the move over law.

    The law requires motorists to move over a lane or slowdown when certain vehicles – including police, fire, EMS, TxDOT vehicles and tow trucks – are stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights flashing.

    “People just want to go home at the end of the day,” Pickrell said. “That’s all that kid was trying to do that day -- go home.”

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