Mont Belvieu (May 17, 2023) – A mother and daughter were killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Eagle Drive in Mont Belvieu.
Officials on the scene say that a 40-year-old woman, driving a 2010 Dodge Nitro SUV, crashed into a flatbed trailer being pulled by a 2013 Peterbilt tractor truck. The woman and a 13-year-old female passenger were killed in the collision. A 2-year-old child was found uninjured in the rear set of the SUV. The 2-year-old was airlifted to a Houston-area hospital out of an abundance of caution.
The crash reportedly occurred when the truck driver attempted a U-turn across all lanes of traffic. The truck and trailer became stuck while attempting the turn, with the trailer stretching across both lanes of traffic. The SUV struck the trailer while it was stuck.
The truck driver was uninjured in the collision.
The investigation into this crash is ongoing.
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The surviving family members may have the right to file a wrongful death claim against the truck driver’s insurance company due to his or her negligence. Family members may receive financial compensation for their loss, funeral expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress.
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Source: FOX 26
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