Semi-Truck Wreck Leaves Two Dead in Sherman County

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Sherman County, TX (6/11/2020) – Two people are now dead after a multi semi-truck wreck happened on Tuesday afternoon. The truck accident happened around 3:40 p.m. on US 54, near Stratford.

Viorel Lungu, 26, was traveling in a 2019 Freightliner truck tractor, towing a semi-trailer northeast on US 54.

Stephen Lott Jr, 40, from Lincoln, Nebraska was driving a 2014 Freightliner tractor-trailer. Lott was traveling southwest on US 54 in the left passing lane. 

Alexis Martinez, 26, and passenger Skyler Nelson, 20, were traveling in a 2020 International tractor-trailer heading southwest on US 54 in the right lane.

According to DPS, Lungu was traveling northeast and was unable to see due to the dirt and strong winds. He crossed the center stripes, locked up his brakes, and collided with Lott’s vehicle. Both semi-trucks caught on fire. 

Martinez was unable to avoid the crash and hit Lott’s vehicle. Martinez and Nelson were able to escape the fire. They were treated on the scene and released.

Lungo and Lott both died on the scene. 

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

Truck Accident Attorneys

After a trucking accident, some people wait too long to talk to an attorney. What people don’t realize is that the trucking company and insurance company are not waiting around to gather evidence. Trucking companies and insurance companies regularly send investigators to the scene of the accident on the day of the collision to gather evidence to try to diminish the value of a claim.

It’s important to remain protected at all costs. To contact an aggressive, qualified 18-wheeler accident attorney at our firm, we invite you to email us or text or call our office, Sutliff & Stout, anytime at 713-987-7111.

Source: My High PlainsNews Channel 10

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