21-Year-Old Samantha Maxine Skaggs Killed in DUI Crash on Interstate 20 at Collins Street in Arlington
Arlington, TX. (April 21, 2021)- One person was killed in a DUI crash on April 16, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. The accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of Interstate 20 near Collins Street. Police reported that the diver of a passenger car swerved and crashed into an 18-wheeler. The 18-wheeler then jackknifed across westbound lanes where it was struck by another passenger vehicle driven by Skaggs. Skaggs was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the first vehicle was arrested on an intoxication manslaughter charge. The crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Samantha Maxine Skaggs. 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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