Smith County, TX – Victims Killed In Interstate 20 Crash Identified
Smith County, TX (July 31, 2019) – On July 28, at approximately 7:10 p.m., emergency crews responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 20 near Winona.
According to reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety, 21-year-old Ross Tyler Campbell was traveling east on Interstate 20 in a 2014 Ford F-150 when he failed to notice the traffic slowing down ahead. As a result, his vehicle collided with a 2019 Chevrolet TRAX, which was driven by 44-year-old Dale John Bellard Jr.
The impact of the collision caused the Chevrolet to crash into the rear end of a 2013 Audi 6PL, which was driven by 51-year-old Donald Edward Tiller.
A passenger in the Chevrolet, who was identified as Quondaila Bellard, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Elyssa Bellard, who was also inside the Chevrolet, was transported to an area hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
Bellard Jr. was also injured in the collision and transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Our thoughts are with Dale John Bellard Jr. and his family at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of Elyssa Bellard and Quondaila Bellard. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Collisions In Texas
Every year, more than 3,700 people lose their lives in fatal collisions across Texas while over 17,500 are left with spinal cord injuries, TBIs, and other serious injuries.
When victims are killed in fatal collisions, they often leave behind grieving families and friends. This is especially true when victims are so young. In cases where teenagers lose their lives in fatal collisions, families are often unprepared to cover the costs of funeral arrangements, which can be in excess of $10,000.
Families who lose loved ones in car accidents caused by reckless or negligent drivers should contact a Texas wrongful death attorney from the Benton Law Firm as soon as possible. With over two decades of experience, victims and their families can rest assured knowing we will fight aggressively to protect their legal rights. Contact our law firm today at (214) 219-4878 to see how we can help you.
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