6-Year-Old Payton Francis Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on LBJ Drive in Washington County near Lake Somerville
Washington County, TX. (May 14, 2020)- Four people were Killed in a two-vehicle crash on May 9, 2020 in Washington County, Texas. The accident occurred around 11:00 p.m. on LBJ Drive near Lake Somerville. DPS reported that a Ford pickup truck was traveling southbound, struck a guardrail and hit a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban that was traveling northbound on the roadway. The driver of the Ford was transported to CHI St. Joseph Health in Bryan with critical injuries. All four occupants in the Suburban were pronounced dead at the scene. They have been identified as Chase Sowders, Jasmin Maxwell, Payton Francis and Justin Richard. The crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families Chase Sowders, Jasmin Maxwell, Payton Francis and Justin Richard. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Head-On Collision in Texas
Head-on collisions are the most dangerous collisions and often result from drivers losing control of their vehicles, driving under the influence, or driving distracted. Because head-on collisions are considered the most dangerous, the survival rate is extremely low.
At The Benton Law Firm, we help families of deceased victims file wrongful death lawsuits to help receive compensation from all liable parties. Although money cannot replace the death of a loved one, it does help pay for funeral expenses, hospital bills, and more. If you lost a loved one in a head-on collision, contact our office today for a free consultation at (214) 777-7777.
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