• By: Graham Sutliff
  • Published: December 2020

Smith County, TX (12/6/2020) – A woman is dead after a two-vehicle wreck occurred Sunday afternoon.

The accident occurred when an SUV swerved into the path of an 18-wheeler and the two collided. Vicki Smith, 69, was driving her Toyota Rav4 SUV on State Highway 135 when she veered into the northbound lane and caused a Mack truck tractor pulling a Fruehauf Corporation pole trailer driven by 48-year-old Dexter Cary to collide with her SUV. 

Smith was pronounced dead after being taken to UT Health East Texas in Tyler. 

Cary was treated and released 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.

Texas Truck Accident Attorneys

An investigation into this accident will prove essential due to the fact that a commercial truck left a woman dead. The driver of the semi-truck that caused the accident, and the trucking company, may be liable for any damages brought forth upon the woman.

The elements of liability, damages, and the ability to pay are critical in determining the value of a case or claim. Without all three elements, a case has little to no value given the nature of our legal system. If you would like to discuss your injury and accident case with a truck accident lawyer from Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm feel free to give us a call at (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your claim.

Source: Tyler Paper

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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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