Baytown, TX – Steve Martinez Killed In Semi-Truck Crash On Interstate 10
Baytown, TX (June 28, 2019) – On June 27, at approximately 3:40 a.m., an 18-year-old and a 23-year-old were traveling in a car along Interstate 10 when their vehicle was struck by a semi. The car spun around, causing it to face east in the westbound lane.
The two men spoke to a Harris County Sheriff’s Officer in the shoulder of the roadway as the vehicle remained in the roadway. A second semi-truck came around the incident and swerved to miss the car, causing the 18-wheeler to crash through the guardrail before crashing into the San Jacinto River.
Crews worked for over 24-hours to find the driver of the truck. As emergency crews lifted the semi-truck out of the water, they located the driver, who was identified as 60-year-old Steve Martinez, in the cab of the truck. Martinez sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene of the incident.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Steve Martinez. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Accidents In Texas
Every year, more than 3,700 people lose their lives in automobile collisions across Texas. Unfortunately, accidents involving semi-trucks are more likely to result in fatal injuries due to the size and weight of these vehicles.
When victims lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents, they often leave behind friends and family who are all devastated by their loss. In some cases, relatives are forced to pay for the costs of funeral arrangements and medical treatment resulting from fatal collisions. When victims lose their lives due to the negligent acts of others, it is imperative that they contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas as soon as possible.
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