• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: March 2019

Adam Taulbee Laura AlmanzaAMARILLO, TX (March 12, 2019) – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating a fatal crash that occurred in Amarillo, Texas.

The accident happened Monday around 1:10 a.m. at Affiliated Foods, Inc. near FM-1541. DPS reports the 18-wheeler was backing into the loading dock, but crossing FM-1541 while doing it. The tow-truck, carrying a Volkswagen Passat, was heading north on 1541 and collided into the trailer.

The tow-truck driver has been identified as Adam Taulbee, 28, of Austin, Texas. The passenger in the tow-truck was Laura Almanza, 28, of Lubbock, Texas. Mr. Taulbee and Ms. Almanza died on the scene. Both of them were wearing seatbelts.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, Christopher Riddley, 40, of Amarillo was taken to a local 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 ten days.

If you or a loved one were involved in a bicycle accident, it is important to contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call (713) 987-7111 or to discuss your accident injury case.

Source: Fox 34

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Hank Stout is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Hank earned his doctor of jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law and has been actively trying personal injury cases for over ten years. He was recognized by Thompson Reuters as a Rising Star from 2012-2014 and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas). He has earned a Superb rating by Avvo, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.