Van Horn, TX (June 2, 2021) - An SUV spun out of control on Interstate 10 in Culberson County over Memorial Day weekend triggered a three-vehicle crash that claimed the lives of an Arizona truck driver and a Texas woman.
Troopers said that the wreck occurred on I-10 eastbound, about 10 miles outside of Van Horn when the SUV driver lost control on the highway and hit a semi-truck, which was struck by a second semi-truck and burst into flames.
Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety identified the victims as 53-year-old Bradly Dean Johnson and 33-year-old Viviana Carrillo. The other truck driver, 50-year-old Rigoberto Villalobos, was hospitalized with critical injuries. His current condition is unknown.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Vehicle Accidents in Texas
Motor vehicle accidents throughout the state of Texas, particularly in busy city centers like the greater Houston area, claim the lives of more than 3,600 people each year. Head-on collisions are more likely to result in fatal injuries than most other types of accidents. The head-to-head impact of two vehicles can cause extensive front-end damages and cause drivers and their passengers to become pinned inside their vehicles. These crashes are often a result of one or both drivers acting negligently.
Texting while driving, operating vehicles while impaired, reckless driving, and various other driver actions often result in collisions throughout our state. In fact, statistics show that more than 80% of fatal collisions are a result of these and other negligent actions. When victims lose their lives in accidents caused by the reckless actions of others, it is imperative that their families seek legal guidance from a qualified and knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in Houston as soon as possible. Working with an aggressive legal team will ensure your family is able to protect your legal rights after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one.
At Farah Law, our skilled and knowledgeable car accident attorneys in Texas strive to help families protect their legal rights by providing them with responsive, effective, and compassionate legal representation. For over five decades, we have masterfully represented bereaved families to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries through legal actions. If you have lost a loved one in an accident as a result of another driver’s negligence, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. Contact our Houston personal injury attorneys at (888) 481-9359. Schedule a free consultation with our attorneys to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident to determine what legal options are available to you.
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