One Person Dead after Wrong-Way Crash

Wichita Falls, TX (10/1/2020) – A man is dead and another is injured after a wrong-way crash occurred on I-44.

The accident happened Thursday morning around 10:20 a.m. when a Ford F-350 headed south in the northbound lanes on I-44 struck a Chevy Sonoma head-on.

Dan Buesing said a Ford F-350, driven by James Burden from Burkburnett, was traveling south in the northbound lanes when it struck a Chevy Sonoma driven by 74-year-old Wichita Falls resident, Ronnie Kroener head on.

The driver of the Chevy Sonoma, 74-year-old Ronnie Kroener, was killed at the scene.

The driver of the Ford, James Burden, was taken to the hospital. According to police, Burden may have suffered from a medical condition at the time of the crash. 

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

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Wrong-way collisions are one of the most deadly kinds of collisions on roads even though they are less common. According to a Highway Special Investigation Report, a study in Virginia found the fatality rate for wrong-way collisions on controlled-access highways to be 27 times that of other kinds of accidents.

Because the driver of the Ford caused a wrong-way accident, the family of Ronnie Kroener has a right to a wrongful death claim against the driver and their insurance. It is important to have an experienced lawyer handling the case who understands personal injury. An attorney can deal with insurance adjusters for you, negotiate settlements, and represent your best interests if a lawsuit is needed.

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: Times Record News

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