Jimmy Gaytan Killed in 18-Wheeler Crash on FM 1716 in Rusk County
Rusk County, TX. (December 6, 2021)- 39-year-old Jimmy Gaytan was killed in a two-vehicle crash on December 1, 2021, in Rusk County, Texas. The accident occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. on FM 1716, just south of Tatum, Texas. DPS reported that the driver of a northbound 2005 18-wheeler was traveling on the wrong side of the roadway while a 2007 Chevrolet Z71 was traveling southbound. The truck driver had attempted to move back into the northbound lane when their trailer was struck by the Chevrolet driven by Gaytan. Gaytan was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was uninjured in 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 family of Jimmy Gaytan. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents in Texas
Every year, more than 3,700 people lose their lives in collisions across Texas. Sadly, a large percentage of collisions occur at intersections after drivers run red lights or engage in other reckless actions. As you can imagine, accidents involving semi-trucks are more likely to end in catastrophic and fatal injuries due to the size and weight of these vehicles. When victims lose their lives in collisions, due to the negligent actions of others, it is crucial that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas as soon as possible.
Over the years, The Benton Law Firm has helped countless families recover full and fair compensation to cover funeral arrangements, lost wages, and various other damages incurred after losing a loved one. Our team is dedicated to helping families move forward after a tragic and unexpected loss. If your loved one died in a collision, due to another driver’s negligence, contact our truck accident attorneys in Texas at (214) 777-7777 to see how we can help you.
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