39-Year-Old Mark Rogers Killed in DUI Crash on Highway 36 and Blackburn Road in Abilene
Abilene, TX. (April 26, 2021)- Mark Rogers was killed in a two-vehicle crash on March 13, 2021 in Abilene, Texas. The accident occurred shortly after 1:00 p.m. on Highway 36 and Blackburn Road. Police reported that the driver of a Dodge Challenger was traveling at a high rate of speed when they rear-ended a Chevrolet Silverado driven by Rogers and occupied by his wife and three children. The impact caused the Silverado to veer off the roadway and hit a tree. Rogers was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife and children were transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries. The driver of the Charger was taken to the hospital for treatment and faces charges of intoxication manslaughter. No further details have been provided at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their family at this time. We wish him a full and speedy recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Mark Rogers. 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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