Angelina County, TX – Sharla Crain Killed in Fatal Collision on US 69
Angelina County, TX (November 9. 2019) A fatal collision took place on the evening of November 7th. According to reports, a 2017 Chevrolet SUV was traveling northbound on US 69 when it veered into the southbound lane. As a result, a 2012 Peterbilt truck tractor semi-trailer crashed into the Chevrolet. The accident happened at around 6:35 p.m.
Emergency crews rushed to the scene and found the driver of the Chevrolet deceased. She has been identified as 47-year-old Sharla Crain. The truck driver sustained injuries and was rushed to the closest hospital in the area. He has been identified as 31-year-old Bill Whitfield.
The fatal crash is still under investigation.
We send our condolences to the family of Sharla Crain. Our thoughts are with them at this time. We wish Bill Whitfield a complete recovery. Our thoughts are also with him and his family at this time.
Car Accidents in Texas
Every year about 3,000 people die in car accidents throughout Texas. However, between the years of 2015 and 2016, studies showed a five percent increase in the number of car accident fatalities throughout the state.
Most car accidents are avoidable since they’re often a result of negligence. When vehicles veer into opposite lanes, the driver may be distracted, under the influence, or the vehicle is malfunctioning. Depending on the cause of an accident, injured victims may be able to receive compensation for medical bills and more.
At The Benton Law Firm, our Texas personal injury and wrongful death attorneys specialize in assisting injured victims as well as families of deceased victims with their lawsuits. Our firm has spent close to 20 years helping victims win their claims and retrieve enough funding to cover damages and losses. Contact our office today at (214) 219-4878 for a free consultation if you or a loved one was harmed in a vehicle accident.
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