A truckdriver was shot
and killed Dec. 14 from a bullet that struck him while driving along Interstate
45 near Willis, TX. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information.
Roger Dale Swinner, of
Alvin, TX, was found inside his truck with an apparent gunshot wound between
2 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. He had been struck in the middle of the chest.
He was hauling half of
a double-wide trailer for Wayne's Mobile Home Transport, while another driver
followed with the other half. The pair was driving near the Walker County
line when the second driver noticed Swinner's truck drifting over onto the
right-hand shoulder before coming to a stop in a ditch.
The driver stopped to
check on Swinner and found him slumped over and bleeding from the chest. A
bullet hole was found in the bottom driver's-side corner of the windshield,
appearing to have been caused by a large-caliber weapon, possibly a handgun
Swinner died a short
time later. Anyone with information about the incident should call the Montgomery
County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867) or the Montgomery County Sheriff's
Office at (936) 760-5800.