16-Year-Old Tristan Sanders Killed, Two Seriously Injured in DUI Crash on Highway 6 near Loch Katrine Lane in Harris County
Harris County, TX. (June 9, 2020)- Tristan Sanders was killed, and two teens were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash on June 5, 2020 in Harris County, Texas. The crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Highway 6 near Loch Katrine Lane. Police reported that a BMW sedan was traveling southbound on the highway when a Hummer pulled into the highway. The two vehicles slammed into each other. The impact caused the BMW to hit a light pole and then a tree. The Hummer ended up in a ditch. Sanders, who was a passenger in the back seat of the BMW, was pronounced dead at the scene. The BMW driver and front seat passenger were transported to the hospital in serious condition. The driver of the Hummer sustained minor injuries and has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Additional charges are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
We wish the injured victims a speedy and full recovery. Are thoughts are with them and their families at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Tristan Sanders. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
DUI Accidents in Texas
In 2017, studies show that approximately 13,177 accidents were caused by drunk driving in Texas. As a result of these accidents, approximately 521 people lost their lives and another 1,271 sustained injuries. Accidents almost always result when alcohol is involved because drivers are in less control of their bodies and vehicles, making them more prone to crashing into others.
Families who have lost loved ones in DUI accidents have the right to seek help from an experienced Texas wrongful death lawyer to help them file wrongful death lawsuits. At The Benton Law Firm, we offer those services and have succeeded in helping numerous families win their claims. Contact our office today for a free consultation at 214-777-7777.
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