Franklin, KY (7/8/2020) – A pedestrian is now dead after being struck by a tractor-trailer in Kentucky.
The accident happened on Interstate 65 in Simpson County just before 3 a.m. Monday. Otokini Wokoma, 23, of Temple, Texas, was running across the middle lane of northbound I-65 when he was struck by a tractor-trailer driven by Edgar Martinez, 39.
Wokoma was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is unknown if Martinez was injured or not.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
Accidents can occur at any time on the road, and anywhere in the United States. In Houston, fatalities are staggeringly high despite city-wide efforts to lessen fatalities. The Texas Department of Transportation’s most recent crash facts for 2018 show that 3,639 crash fatalities occurred on state highways, such as the accident above.
This is why it’s important to seek legal counsel after an accident so as to be protected the best you can. At Sutliff & Stout, our Houston injury lawyers have the experience and resources to help you and your family during this difficult time. If you were injured during a car accident, call personal attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 987-7111 to discuss your case.
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