• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: July 2019
Two Dead After Three 18-Wheelers Crash on US Highway 281

Hico, TX (July 31, 2019) – Two people are dead after three semi-trucks collided on US 281 north of Hico, Texas.

The truck accident happened Wednesday around 9:00 a.m. According to authorities a Volvo semi-truck was headed northbound and a Freightliner semi-truck was headed southbound.

The driver of the Volvo semi-truck crossed lanes causing a head-on collision with the Freightliner. The massive wreck caused the two trucks to burst into flames. A Mack semi-truck traveling southbound was behind the Freightliner tried to avoid the accident, but collided with the both 18-wheelers.

The driver of the Volvo has been identified as James Crabtree, 33, of San Antonio. The driver of the Freightliner was Ronald Ross, 59, of Millsap. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Mack semi-truck, Elmer Saling, 66, of Lawn, was not injured.

The Texas Department of Public Safety encourages all drivers to avoid distracted, fatigue, and impaired driving as these are the top factors for fatal crashes across the state.

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

Our hearts and condolences go out to the family. 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) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: The Flash Today

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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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