Jason Rigstad and Rebecca Barker Killed in Motorcycle Crash on East Highway 80 near Texas Loop 322 in Abilene
Abilene, TX. (April 29, 2022)- 46-year-old Jason Michael Rigstad and 32-year-old Rebecca Mae Barker were killed in a two-vehicle crash on April 26, 2022, in Abilene, Texas. The accident occurred just after 7:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of East Highway 80 near the Texas Loop 322 ramp. Police reported that a westbound pick-up truck attempted to turn left when it collided with an eastbound motorcycle occupied by Rigstad and Barker. Rigstad and Barker were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck was uninjured in the crash. No further details have been provided at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
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Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Texas
Motorcycle accidents across Texas claim the lives of more than 500 victims each year. In many cases, these victims sustain devastating injuries due to the negligent actions of other drivers sharing the road. When victims are involved in collisions with semi-trucks, the injuries are more likely to be fatal. In some cases, surviving relatives can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Texas to explore legal options available for them.
Over the years, Texas motorcycle accident attorneys at The Benton Law Firm have helped countless families recover the maximum amount of compensation available for their legal claims. Our aggressive personal injury attorneys in Texas are dedicated to helping families recover compensation to help alleviate the costs of funeral services, property damages, and more. If your loved one lost their life in a collision, due to the negligence of another person, contact our law firm in Texas at (214) 777-7777 to see how we can help you.
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