Verna Harris Killed in Rear-End Crash on Highway 271 near Gilmer in Upshur County
Upshur County, TX. (February 3, 2022)- 49-year-old Verna Harris was killed in a two-vehicle crash on February 1, 2022, in Upshur County, Texas. The accident occurred just after 5:30 p.m. on Highway 271 near Gilmer, Texas. DPS reported that the driver of a northbound van failed to control their speed and rear-ended a pickup truck driven by Harris. Harris was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the van was taken to the hospital in stable condition. 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 Verna Harris. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Car Accidents in Texas
In 2016, reports indicate that at least one person sustained injuries every two minutes after being involved in a car crash on Texas roads. The most common causes of vehicle collisions have remained the same over the years, which include distracted driving, drunk driving, reckless driving, and aggressive driving. 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.
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