Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : January 3, 2020

Waco, TX – Erica Lanier ID’d as Victim Killed in I-35 Collision

Waco, TX (January 1, 2020) – A horrific motor vehicle accident on Interstate 35 claimed one victim’s life and left a second person critically injured.

At approximately 5 a.m., on December 10, authorities were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 35. Reports indicate that Richard Lanier and his wife, Erica Lanier, were traveling along the interstate.

Wet road conditions caused their vehicle to spin out before it was struck by a semi-truck near West Adams Avenue/Central Avenue.

Mrs. Lanier was declared deceased at the scene.

Mr. Richard Lanier was critically injured and rushed to Scott & White Medical Center for treatment.

At this time, police are investigating.

Our thoughts are with Richard Lanier and his family at this time.

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Erica Lanier.  Our thoughts are with them at this time.

This is an update to an earlier post found here.

Fatal Collisions in Texas

Waco, TX – Erica Lanier ID’d as Victim Killed in I-35 CollisionMotor vehicle accidents claim more than 3,600 lives in Texas each year. These devastating collisions occur without warning, leaving families to grieve the overbearing consequences. Sadly, the majority of motor vehicle accidents are preventable, yet we continue to see lives lost daily in our state. When victims are killed in horrific collisions, due to the actions of others, it is crucial that their surviving relatives reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Texas as soon as possible.

The Benton Law Firm’s truck accident attorneys in Texas have over two decades of combined experience fighting on behalf of grieving families to ensure they get the justice they deserve. Our knowledgeable attorneys are well-versed in both state and federal truck laws, which allows us to provide competent and trustworthy representation to those in need. If your loved one died in a semi-truck accident, due to the actions of another motorist, contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (214) 219-4878 to see how we can help you.

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Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety and quality of life for those who live in our state. At The Benton Law Firm, we intend to honor those who are victimized in accidents across Texas. We aim to provide up to date information to the public surrounding these incidents in hopes of helping others avoid becoming victims themselves. If anyone is involved in an accident we would like to make sure they know how to respond, should a tragedy occur. Information in this post, should not be considered legal or medical advice. You should seek further assistance from a legal or medical professional if you or a loved one is a victim in an accident. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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