Sonora, TX – 2 Killed in I-10 Semi-Truck Collision
Sonora, TX (September 11, 2019) – Just before 1:30 a.m. on September 10, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on I-10 just six miles west of Sonora.
According to reports, 49-year-old Servilio L. Placeres Gonzalez was traveling west along I-10 in a 2009 Volvo truck tractor towing a semi-trailer when he collided with a 1997 Peterbilt driven by 72-year-old Luis A. Sanchez.
After the collision, both semi-trucks caught on fire.
Both Placeres Gonzalez and Sanchez incurred fatal injuries in the collision. Crews arrived at the scene and pronounced both drivers deceased.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of both Servilio L. Placeres Gonzalez and Luis A. Sanchez. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents in Texas
Semi-truck accidents can be devastating. These vehicles are larger and heavier than most others on the road. As a result, accidents in which they are involved usually end fatally or with catastrophic injuries. Unfortunately, more than 3,700 people lose their lives annually in automobile accidents across our state.
When victims lose their lives in fatal collisions, it is crucial for surviving family members to contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas as soon as possible. Families may be entitled to restitution to cover the costs of funeral arrangements, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages resulting from the incident.
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