Fatal wreck on U.S. Highway 75 near Howe highlights increase in traffic

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SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) -- Sherman Police said the car Jesse Martinez was driving collided with an 18-wheeler while trying to enter northbound U.S. Highway 75 about 7 p.m. Tuesday. He died in the crash.

Drivers said traffic in the area is getting worse.

"The other day it was really bad when traffic was backed up to Howe during rush hour," Trina Hernandez said. "Well we are definitely getting a rush hour."

Martinez was a married father of three. And he isn't the only person who has died on this stretch of the highway.

This past July a Canyon Lake man was killed when he hit a truck that was diverting traffic for a litter crew.

"I'm not really scared, but just ready to get there and through it," Shaterra Cameron said when asked about the traffic.

Drivers said they are using extra caution and paying closer attention to the road.

"It's really congested at certain times of the day," Cameron said. "It is hard to get home."

Investigators said they don't know what caused Martinez to crash with the semi truck. No one else was injured in the wreck.

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