1 Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on FM 14 in Smith County

1 Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on FM 14 in Smith County

One Killed in Smith County Two-Vehicle Crash on FM 14 near County Road 38

Smith County, Texas (July 31, 2020) – One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday evening in Smith County, two miles north of Tyler, according to troopers.

The fatal crash happened at about 11:37 a.m., July 30, on FM 14 near County Road 38.

DPS said a 2014 Lincoln MKZ was traveling northbound on the highway while a 2009 Freightliner oversized load truck tractor semi-trailer was heading southbound.

For an unknown reason, the Lincoln crossed over the center, no passing zone line, and crashed into the semi-trailer.

The Lincoln driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck driver and his passenger were treated and released at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

Who May Make a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?

A wrongful death claim for a family member may be brought by spouses, children or parents. The State of Texas also allows the estate of the deceased to bring a survival action to recover for past medical expenses and conscious pain and suffering, as well as other non-economic damages which the deceased may have suffered before death. Texas does not permit brothers, sisters, cousins, or grandparents to assert any claims for the death of a family member.

Wrongful death claims requires an attorney who understands the complexity of the damages caused by a significant loss. The lawyer representing the client has the responsibility to hire the necessary experts to help prove the case. 

If you have lost a loved one in a traffic accident, contact our law firm today to talk to an attorney who will help you in your case.

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