Amarillo, TX – Joyce Venable and Kinsley Smith Killed in Head-On Accident on SW 45th St
Amarillo, TX (June 9, 2019) On the afternoon of June 9th, a fatal head-on accident happened on Southwest 45th Avenue, between Coulter and Soncy. A 65-year-old woman named Joyce Venable was traveling on the road when she somehow lost control of her vehicle and crossed into the opposite lane. She collided head-on with another vehicle driven by 24-year-old Kinsley Smith. The accident occurred at approximately 1:37 p.m.
When the paramedics arrived to help, they found both drivers dead in their vehicles as a result of the dangerous crash.
The police are currently investigating, but they believe speed may have been a contributing factor.
Our thoughts are with the families of Joyce Venable and Kinsley Smith at this devastating time.
Head-On Collisions in Texas
In 2016, over 600 people sustained fatal injuries after being involved in head-on collisions. Often times when drivers are driving above the speed limit and immediately attempt to brake, their vehicle loses control and causes them to drift into the opposite lane in the way of oncoming vehicles. When vehicles collide head-on, those involved are more likely to sustain catastrophic or fatal injuries because the impact is twice as crucial.
At Benton Law Firm, we know how hard it is for families to deal with the loss of their loved ones as well as try to file a wrongful death lawsuit, which is why we encourage families to let us do all of the legal work while they grieve. Our wrongful death lawyers have plenty of experience with helping families win their claims. If you lost someone you love in a head-on collision, call our office today for a free consultation at 214-219-4878.
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