• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: March 2019

Nicholas Alan Blanchette ORANGE COUNTY, TX (March 7, 2019) – An overnight crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County left one man dead and multiple vehicles in flames.

The collision occurred around 10:15 p.m. on Interstate 10 near FM 1136 heading eastbound. Nicholas Alan Blanchette’s 2008 Honda was stalled on the shoulder of I-10. Mr. Blanchette’s lights were not working. While he was waiting, he was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler. The impact caused both vehicles to catch on fire. Mr. Blanchette, 24, was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver of the 18-wheeler did not sustain any injuries.

All I-10 eastbound traffic lanes were closed for nine hours until while HazMat crews worked to clean the area.

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 truck accident, it is important to contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call (713) 987-7111 or to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: 12 News Now

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About the Author

Hank Stout co-founded Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm, to protect and pursue the rights of people who were harmed by the carelessness of others. Mr. Stout is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been actively trying cases for over fifteen years. In recognition of his accomplishments and results, he has been selected by Thompson Reuters as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas) and has been selected as Lead Counsel. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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