17-Year-Old Driver Killed in Head-On Crash on Interstate 45 near Risinger Road in Ellis County
Ellis County, TX. (August 4, 2020)- One driver was killed in a wrong-way crash on August 1, 2020 in Ellis County, Texas. The crash occurred around 4:40 a.m. on Interstate 45 near Risinger Road. Police reported that the 17-year-old driver of a 2003 Honda Civic was traveling south on southbound Interstate 45 while a 2015 Nissan Altima was traveling north in the southbound lanes of the interstate. The Nissan then struck the Honda head-on. The Nissan came to a stop and was struck by a Dodge Ram. The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Nissan was airlifted to Methodist Charlton Medical Center with unknown injuries. The driver of the Dodge was uninjured in the crash. No further details have been provided at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
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Head-On Collisions in Texas
In 2017, over 550 people lost their lives in head-on collisions throughout Texas. These types of collisions often occur at night when drivers are under the influence or fatigued. The body responds to both circumstances in similar ways, including drivers being unable to keep their eyes open, their heads up, or their hands on the wheel.
At Benton Law Firm, our experienced Texas attorneys have successfully helped clients win both personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. We specialize in both types of lawsuits because we have spent over two decades assisting our clients with them. If you lost a loved one or were injured in a head-on collision, contact our office today at (214)777-7777.
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