Andrews County, TX (5/10/2021) – A person was killed and another person was injured after a crash on Monday.
The accident happened on State Highway 115 around 11:28 a.m. when two 18-wheelers collided. One 18-wheeler was slowing down when a second 18-wheeler struck the first one.
A driver was killed as a result of the crash. He was identified as 42-year-old Hector Murua.
The other driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
Truck Accident Lawyers
Truck accidents are scary situations for any motorist; averaging a weight of 40 tons, 18-wheelers can cause great, catastrophic damage if involved in a wreck with another vehicle. Unfortunately, these accidents occur more frequently than we’d like. According to the NHTSA, 78% of fatal truck accidents occurred during the weekday in 2017.
Truck drivers have to operate their vehicles in a safe manner, and when that doesn’t happen, fatal consequences like a collision can occur. If you were involved in an 18-wheeler accident and aren’t sure what to do next, read below for the next steps and contact your Houston truck accident lawyer for your truck accident case.
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