• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: October 2020

Pottsboro, TX (10/5/2020) – One person was killed after a crash occurred on a highway in Grayson County Monday morning. 

The accident happened on SH 289 just south of Refuge Road when 29-year-old Samantha Godwin crossed the center line and struck a pickup truck head-on. 

Godwin died at the scene.

The driver of the pickup, 42-year-old Justin Schnakenberg, was flown to a Plano hospital. His condition is not yet known.

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

More often than not, crossing the center line while driving leads to wrong-way collisions, which then can lead to untimely deaths. Because a car is heading at you in the opposite direction in dangerous speeds, the consequences are deadly. According to the FHWA, in the United States, WWD crashes result in 300 to 400 people killed each year on average, representing approximately 1 percent of the total number of traffic related fatalities that occur annually. 

Don’t let a wrong-way collision halt your life for the worse. If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident with a wrong-way driver, 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: KXII

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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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