Sterling City, TX – Roberto Ornelas Jr Killed After Head-On Wreck On TX-158

Sterling City, TX (July 10, 2019) – The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that a man has been killed after being involved in a head-on collision in Sterling City. The crash happened at around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 7th, on TX-158. 

Initial reports state that 26-year-old Roberto Ornelas Jr. was driving a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck traveling east on the roadway. For an unknown reason, Ornelas entered the lane of oncoming traffic and struck an 18-wheeler head-on. The semi was a 2013 Peterbilt towing a semi-trailer.

Ornelas was killed on impact. 

No information was released concerning the status of the semi-driver. 

The crash is currently under investigation. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased at this time.

Texas Deadly Head-On Collisions 

Sterling City, TX - Roberto Ornelas Jr Killed After Head-On Wreck On TX-158Head-on collisions are rare, but they account for a large share of fatal car accidents in the state of Texas. These crashes are often the result of careless motorists on the road or vehicle failure.

Whatever the circumstances of the accident, head-on crashes can be potentially deadly for both vehicles involved. In some cases, victims or their surviving families may be able to regain lost compensation for damages by calling a skilled Texas car accident lawyer to pursue a case against the at-fault driver.

Catastrophic injuries sustained in serious car crashes will take a toll on anyone close to a victim. The Benton Law Firm is dedicated to helping our clients regain settlements that are worthy of their damages. Call us today at (214) 771-9365 if you or a loved one have been injured in a crash caused by another’s negligence. 

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