Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : June 14, 2022

Brooks County, TX – Fernando Davalos Killed, 6 Injured, In SH-285 Crash

Brooks County, TX (May 3, 2019) – On Tuesday, April 30, Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a collision on State Highway 285.

According to reports, around 5 p.m., a 2007 Freightliner semi-truck, a 2019 Kenworth truck, a 2006 Kia Sedona, and a 2017 Ford F-150 were stopped in a construction zone along the highway. A 2019 Kenworth semi-truck was unable to control their speed, causing them to crash into the pickup truck. The impact of the collision pushed the truck off the road, causing a chain reaction of collisions to occur.

The driver of the 2019 Kenworth semi, who was later identified as Fernando Davalos, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the incident.

One person injured in the collision was transported to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline by Halo Flight. Three others were transported to Christus Spohn Hospital in Alice. Two other injured people were transported to Christus Spohn Hospital in Kingsville.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time.

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Fernando Davalos.  Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Collisions In Texas

On average, over ten people lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents across Texas annually. Motor vehicle accidents involving semi-trucks often place victims at greater risk of sustaining catastrophic and fatal injuries. When victims lose their lives due to the reckless acts of other drivers, it is imperative for surviving family members to contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas as soon as possible.

Over the past two decades, the Benton Law Firm’s truck accident attorneys in Texas have helped numerous victims, and their families, collect full and fair compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and funeral expenses incurred from the accident. Our dedication to helping those harmed has enabled us to help numerous victims collect multi-million dollar settlements from those at fault. If your loved one died in a motor vehicle accident caused by another driver, contact our law firm at (214) 219-4878 to see what legal options are available for you.

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