Midlothian City Council Member Art Pierard Fatally Struck by 18-Wheeler on North I-35E in Waxahachie

Midlothian City Council Member Art Pierard Fatally Struck by 18-Wheeler on North I-35E in Waxahachie

Midlothian City Council Member Art Pierard Killed in Waxahachie Crash on North Interstate 35E near South U.S. Highway 77

Waxahachie, Texas (February 21, 2020) – A Midlothian City Council member was fatally struck by an 18-wheeler Wednesday night in Waxahachie, according to officials.

The crash was reported at about 10:30 p.m. February 19, on North Interstate 35E near South U.S. Highway 77.

Police said Art Pierard’s Ford Mustang got stuck in the mud near a northbound exit, and Pierard got out of the car.

As Pierard was standing near his car, he was hit by an 18-wheeler that had left the roadway.

Pierard was killed in the crash. He had been a member of the city council since 2018.

No other information regarding the crash was available.

An investigation is underway.

We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Art Pierard.

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