One man was killed when he crashed into an 18-wheeler south of Wills Point in Van Zandt County Wednesday afternoon.

The crash occurred at the 5515 mile marker on Interstate 20 east, about a mile west of Farm-to-Market 47, south of Wills Point.

Buddy Ray Wilkins of Kilgore was driving an SUV when, for an unknown reason, he drifted into the 18-wheeler sitting on the shoulder of the road.

The SUV slammed into the truck from behind.

Spokeswoman for DPS Trooper Jean Dark said the truck was parked legally on the side of the highway.

Wilkins died in the wreck.