Smith County, TX – Victims Of Toll 49 Crash Identified

Smith County, TX (May 9, 2019) – On May 8, Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a motor vehicle collision on Toll 49.

According to reports, just after 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, two vehicles collided on the road just four miles southwest of Lindale. A preliminary investigation of the incident determined that 62-year-old Barbara Beagle was traveling along the roadway when her vehicle crossed the center line and struck a van, driven by 41-year-old Kendrick Hartsfield, head-on.

The impact of the collision caused both vehicles to catch on fire.

Both Beagle and Kendrick, as well as 34-year-old Kei Lei Harding, who was a passenger in Beagle’s vehicle, were all pronounced deceased at the scene of the incident.

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this accident.  Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Collisions In Texas

Smith County, TX – Victims Of Toll 49 Crash IdentifiedOver ten people lose their lives daily in Texas car accidents. These incidents often occur unexpectedly and have lasting and devastating consequences for families. This is especially true when victims lose their lives due to the negligent acts of another driver.

When victims lose their lives in fatal collisions, surviving family members can contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas to get the justice and compensation they deserve. The Benton Law Firm has over two decades of experience helping surviving family members obtain compensation to help cover the costs for funeral arrangements and other damages incurred from these horrific incidents. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (214) 219-4878 to get help now.

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