Man crashes 18-wheel truck into public safety office

BRENHAM, TX – A violent confrontation left one person dead and thirteen others injured in Brenham, Texas, on Friday when a semitrailer driver deliberately rammed a stolen 18-wheeler into a public safety building. Officials confirmed that the driver, Clenard Parker, 42, had his request for renewal of a commercial driver’s license rejected at the site of the incident earlier.

The crash engulfed the small single-story structure in debris and led to significant damage to the red semitrailer. According to Brenham Mayor Atwood Kenjura, Parker had intended to drive the truck into the building once again but was restrained by local authorities.

Parker, a resident of Chappell Hill, situated approximately ten miles east of the crash site, did not resist arrest. The arrest charges against Parker have not been released yet, but authorities assured they will involve multiple felonies.

The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that Parker was informed of his license renewal application’s denial on Thursday. However, the reasons behind the rejection remain undisclosed. Unless severe, none of the public safety office employees were significantly injured, with potential fatalities and severe injuries still under verification.

Currently being held without bail in the Washington County jail, Parker faces initial charges of evading arrest resulting in significant bodily harm and unauthorized vehicle use. It remains uncertain whether Parker has legal representation or if he’ll receive a court-appointed attorney.