• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: January 2020
One Left Dead and Two Others Injured in I-40 Accident

Wheeler County, TX (1/2/2020) – One person was killed and two more were injured after a wreck on I-40 occurred in Wheeler County early Wednesday afternoon.

The wreck happened around 12:15 p.m. when a truck veered across the center median and hit another truck driving in the eastbound lanes. The first truck, driven by 41-year-old Peter Smith of New York, rolled onto its passenger side across both I-40 lanes. The second truck rolled onto its passenger side and came to a rest in a barrow ditch.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger riding with Smith was air-lifted to a Lubbock hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The driver of the second truck was transported to a hospital in Sherman with minor injuries.

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 Car Accident Attorneys

According to an NTSB report, head-on collisions account for only 3 percent of accidents on roadways, but they are more likely to result in fatal and serious injuries than any other types of accidents. The severity of these kinds of collisions are why hiring an attorney is essential; lawyers will be able to effectively determine who is at-fault, along with taking lead on all matters regarding insurance claims, demand letters, settlements, and other legalities. 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: My High Plains

Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrible incident. If a family member would like the name of a person removed for any reason, please click the “Remove Post” link. REMOVE POST

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.

Rate this post

Did you find this information useful? Or would you like to see something different? Help us improve by rating this post. If you'd like to give specific feedback, or if you have questions about a potential personal injury claim, don't hesitate contact our firm for a free case review.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
(No Ratings Yet)