Newton County, TX – 1 Killed in Fatal Head-On Collision on SH 87
Newton County, TX (July 13, 2019) On the early morning of July 13th, a fatal head-on collision happened on State Highway 87, not far from the Bleakwood community. A 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling northbound on the highway when it veered across the center line and struck a 1996 Chevrolet sedan that was traveling southbound. The impact of the collision caused the Chevrolet to catch on fire. The accident happened at around 2:45 a.m.
When the paramedics arrived, they found the driver of the Chevrolet dead at the scene. The 24-year-old driver of the pickup truck sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Christus St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Beaumont for immediate treatment.
The police are still investigating what caused the pickup truck to veer into the opposite lane.
Our thoughts are with the deceased driver’s family at this time. We also wish the injured pickup truck driver a complete recovery.
Head-On Collisions in Texas
According to Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Facts, approximately 639 people lost their lives in fatal head-on collisions in Texas in 2016. Most head-on collisions occur in the middle of the night, around the same time drunk driving accidents occur. Most of the time head-on collisions are caused by drunk driving, as well as fatigued driving since the body responds similarly under both circumstances.
At Benton Law Firm, we assist families who want to file wrongful death lawsuits after losing loved ones in head-on collisions. We have a history of successfully pursuing all negligent parties for compensation so that families don’t have to pay out-of-pocket for medical and/or funeral expenses. If you lost a loved one in a head-on collision, contact our office today for a free consultation at 214-219-4878.
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