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

Yoakum, TX – Amber Marie Bennetsen Killed, 4 Injured In Crash On FM 318

Yoakum TX (April 16, 2019) – Just after midnight on Monday, April 15, 20-year old Amber Marie Bennetsen was driving along Farm-to-Market Road 318 when she lost control of her vehicle.

For reasons unknown, Bennetsen overcorrected a turn, causing her car to skid sideways and cross over the southbound lanes of FM 318. The Buick then entered into a grassy ditch where it struck a culvert and flew over Country Road 295 before striking a tree.

Bennetsen was pronounced deceased at the scene of the incident. 21-year-old Isaac Zachary Garza, 19-year-old Mariah Michelle Torres, and 19-year-old Tyrone Malick Brooks were flown to San Antonio Military Medical Center in serious condition.

22-year-old Tyrin Edward Smith was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Yoakum Community Hospital.

Our thoughts are with the families of Mariah Torres, Tyrone Brooks, and Isaac Garza and Tyrin Smith at this time in hopes of a full recovery from the injuries they sustained as a result of this accident.

Our deepest condolences go out to the Bennetsen family at this time.

Fatal Collisions In Texas

Yoakum, TX – Amber Marie Bennetsen Killed, 4 Injured In Crash On FM 318Every year, over 3,700 people lose their lives in automobile accidents across Texas while over 17,500 are left seriously injured. Motor vehicle accidents are unexpected, yet they can wreak havoc for those involved for years afterward.

Victims who lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents often leave behind grieving families. In addition to dealing with the emotional devastation following a motor vehicle accident, families are also left to deal with medical and funeral expenses for their loved one who lost their life. In some cases, victims, or surviving relatives, can contact a car accident attorney in Texas to obtain restitution to cover the costs incurred as a result of an automobile accident.

Texas wrongful death attorneys from the Benton Law Firm have extensive experience helping accident victims and their families obtain full and fair compensation and the justice they deserve. For years, our firm has worked diligently to ensure those harmed hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. If you were injured, or your loved one lost their life, in an accident caused by a negligent or reckless driver, contact our accident injury attorneys in Texas at (214) 219-4878 to see how we can help you.

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