Collision with Semi-Trailer Left One Man Dead in Wichita County

Joshlyn Ortega Killed after Semi-Truck Accident in Baird

Wichita County, TX (7/10/2020) – A man is now dead after a deadly collision with a semi-trailer in Wichita County Tuesday night.

The accident happened on Highway 82 between FM 258 and Turkey Ranch Road around 10:04 p.m. when a semi-truck and a pickup truck driven by Jason Leigh Winkler, 42, were both headed east on Highway 82.

The semi-truck was traveling in the right lane and started to slow down to turn into a business. Winkler was driving behind the semi-truck and was not able to slow down when he struck the back of the semi-truck. Winkler’s pickup truck then caught fire and was burned completely.

Winkler was pronounced dead on the scene.

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

After being in an accident involving a semi-truck, it’s important to file a claim with their insurance company. However, insurance companies are only looking out for their best interests. For instance, State Farm claims and USAA claims are only working towards what will be in favor of State Farm and USAA. Anything you tell an insurance company claims adjuster can be used against you.

Our board-certified personal injury lawyers at Sutliff & Stout know how to hold the insurance companies accountable and get you the money you deserve. Contact us today (713) 987-7111 or fill out the case review form.

Source: Texas Homepage

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