• By: Graham Sutliff
  • Published: March 2021

Tyler, TX (3/8/2021) – A three-vehicle wreck left one driver dead and another hospitalized in Smith County.

The accident happened on Toll 49 around 9:15 a.m. A Freightliner truck towing a food trailer was headed southbound when the trailer detached from the truck. The trailer traveled into the northbound lane and struck a Toyota Tundra. A Land Rover also headed northbound behind the Tundra struck the back of the trailer. 

The driver of the Tundra, 49-year-old Kelly Michelle Hall, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The driver of the Land Rover, 42-year-old April Michelle Files, was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition. 

The driver of the Freightliner, 38-year-old Steven Fredrick Elgin, was  not injured. 

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 Truck Accident Attorneys

An investigation into this accident will prove essential due to the fact that a trailer detached from a semi-truck while traveling on a highway. The driver of the semi-truck that may have caused the accident, and the trucking company, may be liable for any damages brought forth upon motorists.

With any Texas road, there are various commercial trucks that travel on a daily and nightly basis. While sometimes careful, they sometimes result in fatal crashes. A standard semi-truck weighs an average of 4,000 pounds while a large vehicle can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Because of the nature of their size, weight, and force, getting involved in an 18-wheeler accident can result in thousands in damages. 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) 405-1263 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: KLTV

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About the Author

Graham Sutliff is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Among other awards and certifications, he is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer for the past decade. In 2019 alone, Graham recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients who were injured by others. To learn more about Graham, click here.

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