UPDATE: Westlake, TX – Richard Rivas Killed in Fatal Crash on U.S.377
Westlake, TX (May 4, 2019) On the evening of May 2nd, a fatal crash happened on U.S. 377 and Texas 170.
A 29-year-old man named Richard Rivas was driving on the highway when he drove through a red light and collided with an 18-wheeler. A commercial vehicle that contained three occupants was also involved in the accident.
The deadly crash happened at around 10:30 p.m. When emergency crews made it to the scene, Rivas had already suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities are still investigating to get more information about the accident.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Richard Rivas at this time.
Vehicle and Truck Accidents in Texas
Unfortunately, between 2015 and 2016 Texas had a 5 percent increase in its traffic-related fatality rate. One of the most common causes of vehicle wrecks in Texas is drivers failing to abide by traffic lights, which includes disregarding the speed limit, running red lights, making illegal U-turns, and more. Whenever drivers appear to be driving recklessly late at night, it is likely they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
At Benton Law Firm, we help families who have lost loved ones in reckless accidents, as well as those who sustained serious injuries. We have a team of experienced wrongful death and personal injury attorneys who are ready to fight for the rights of those who have are stuck with large medical bills, vehicle expenses, and more. Call our office today for a free consultation at 214-219-4878.
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