• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: December 2019

Amarillo, TX (12/16/2019) – A woman was killed after being involved in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred early afternoon Friday, December 13, in Amarillo.

The accident happened on US 87 when a Volkswagen Passat driven by 43-year-old Misti Ivins struck a Ford Explorer, driven by 23-year-old Ariel Spidell, from behind. The Explorer then crossed into the center median and rolled over.

Spidell was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger in the Explorer was transported to University Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

The driver of the Passat was not injured.

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

Texas Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorneys

The family of Ariel Spidell may be entitled to a wrongful death claim due to the negligent acts of Misti Ivins. The surviving family may be compensated for damages such as funeral expenses, medicals costs, and emotional loss. In addition, the passenger in the Explorer has a right to file a personal injury claim with Ivins’s insurance company for the serious injuries sustained in the accident.

It is important to have an experienced lawyer handling the case who understands the damages of wrongful death and personal injury. An attorney can deal with insurance adjusters for you, negotiate settlements, and represent your best interests if a lawsuit is needed. If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, immediately contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call car accident attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: KFDA

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About the Author

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.

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