Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : April 17, 2019

Dawson, TX – Jesse Watkins Killed, 1 Injured, In Crash On Highway 31

Dawson, TX (April 15, 2019) – Around 1 p.m. on April 13, Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a collision on Highway 31.

According to DPS, 39-year-old Jesse Watkins and his 64-year-old passenger, Clifford Dooley, were traveling west on Highway 31 in a red Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck. A 2015 White Hino Utility truck, driven by 51-year-old Martin De La Hoya, was traveling east on the highway. For unknown reasons, the utility truck veered into the eastbound lanes and struck the Dodge pickup head-on.

Mr. Watkins was declared deceased at the scene of the collision. Mr. Dooley was airlifted to Baylor Scott & White Hospital in serious condition. De La Hoya was uninjured in the collision.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Jesse Watkins at this time.  Our thoughts are with them right now.

We send positive and healing thoughts to  Mr. Dooley and his family in hopes that he will be able to recover from his injuries.

Fatal Collisions In Texas

Dawson, TX – Jesse Watkins Killed, 1 Injured, In Crash On Highway 31Every year, thousands of people lose their lives in fatal collisions across Texas, while hundreds of thousands more are left to deal with serious and life-altering injuries.

Being involved in a car accident can have an enormous impact on the lives of those injured as well as the families of those killed. When victims and families are left to deal with the horrific aftermath of automobile accidents, it is crucial for them to contact a personal injury attorney in Texas as soon as possible.

Texas accident injury attorneys at the Benton Law Firm work aggressively to help those harmed get the justice and compensation they deserve. Our firm is dedicated to helping victims collect the maximum amount of restitution to cover costs of medical or funeral expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If you were injured, or your loved one lost their lives in a motor vehicle accident, contact us today at (214) 219-4878 to schedule a case evaluation with one of our knowledgeable Texas wrongful death attorneys.

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