Rains County, TX (3/1/2021) – A man was killed in a head-on crash with an 18-wheeler Monday morning.
The accident happened on SH 19 around 8:01 a.m. when a Chevrolet 1500 headed southbound lost control of their vehicle and traveled into the path of a Peterbilt truck-tractor towing a semi-trailer headed northbound.
The Peterbilt struck the Chevrolet.
The driver of the Chevrolet, 20-year-old Jacob Casson Cooper, was killed at the scene.
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 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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