Rusk County, TX – Antonio Garcia Killed in 2-Vehicle Collision on SL-571
Rusk County, TX (December 15, 2019) On the evening of December 14th, a fatal two-vehicle collision happened on SL-571, almost three miles away from Henderson. According to reports, a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe was headed north on the road when the driver fell asleep, causing the vehicle to veer across the roadway and collide with a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport.
Sadly, the driver of the Mitsubishi died at the scene. He has been identified as 62-year-old Antonio Garcia of Henderson. The driver of the Hyundai, 50-year-old Marshall Lee Tucker, and his passenger, 42-year-old Tonya Marie Tucker, both sustained serious injuries and were taken to UT-Health in Tyler for treatment.
The police are still investigating the fatal collision.
We send our condolences to the family of Antonio Garcia. Our thoughts are with them at this time. We also wish Marshall Lee Tucker and Tonya Marie Tucker a complete recovery.
Car Accidents in Texas
According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 800 people lose their lives annually in car accidents caused by sleep deprivation. Often times this occurs when drivers are traveling long distances and have to reach their destinations at a specific deadline. Drowsiness and intoxication cause similar bodily responses, making it dangerous for drivers to be on the road under these circumstances.
At The Benton Law Firm, we work very hard to help families win their wrongful death lawsuits against negligent drivers. Families should not be paying out-of-pocket for medical bills, funeral expenses, and other damages caused by drowsy drivers. If you lost a loved one in a car accident, contact our office today for a free consultation at (214) 219-4878.
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