Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : December 2, 2021

Ronald Simpkins Killed, Keith Williams Injured in US-287 Crash

Hedley, TX (January 28, 2020) – A crash Monday morning claimed one victim’s life and left a second seriously injured.

On January 27, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of an automobile collision on US Highway 287. Reports from DPS indicate that a truck carrying two short trailers was traveling east when it collided with a semi-truck.

The driver of the truck, who was identified as 43-year-old Ronald Simpkins, was killed in the collision.

A passenger in the truck, who was identified as 52-year-old Keith Williams, suffered serious injuries and was rushed to Northwest Texas Hospital for treatment.

No one in the semi-truck was injured.

At this time, DPS is investigating.

Our thoughts are with Keith Williams and his family at this time.  

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

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents in Texas

Motor vehicle accidents are the cause of more than 3,600 deaths every year in Texas. These tragic incidents are often unexpected – leaving families devastated. When victims lose their lives in accidents, due to the reckless actions of others, it is imperative that their families reach out to a competent wrongful death attorney in Texas to protect their legal rights.

Over the years, The Benton Law Firm has helped thousands of victims secure the compensation they deserve from those who caused them harm. When families lose loved ones, due to the actions of others, we strive to hold wrongdoers accountable so families can collect the maximum amount of compensation available for funeral services, lost wages, and more. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (214) 219-4878 to explore legal options available for 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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