Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : December 2, 2021

Clyde Thompson and Tonysha Smith Killed in Head-On Crash on South Martin Luther King Junior Parkway in Beaumont

Beaumont TX, (November 11, 2021)- 19-year-old Clyde Thompson and 19-year-old Tonysha Lashay Smith were killed in a two-vehicle crash on November 6, 2021, in Beaumont, Texas. The accident occurred just after 2:00 a.m. in the 2400 block of South Martin Luther King Junior Parkway. Police reported that the driver of a southbound Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling in the northbound lanes when they crashed head-on into a Nissan Altima driven by Thompson. Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene. Smith, a passenger in the Nissan, was transported to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The diver of the Chevrolet sustained unknown injuries. It is believed that the Chevrolet driver may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash. No further details have been provided at this time. The crash remains under investigation.

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of Clyde Thompson and Tonysha Smith. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Head-On Collision in Texas

El Paso, TX – 3 Killed And 3 Injured In 3-Vehicle Collision On Hercules AvenueHead-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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Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety and quality of life for those who live in our state. At The Benton Law Firm, we intend to honor those who are victimized in accidents across Texas. We aim to provide up to date information to the public surrounding these incidents in hopes of helping others avoid becoming victims themselves. If anyone is involved in an accident we would like to make sure they know how to respond, should a tragedy occur. Information in this post, should not be considered legal or medical advice. You should seek further assistance from a legal or medical professional if you or a loved one is a victim in an accident. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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