2 Killed in 18-Wheeler Crash on U.S. Highway 59 in Polk County near Leggett

2 Killed in 18-Wheeler Crash on U.S. Highway 59 in Polk County near Leggett

Two People Killed in Polk County Two-Vehicle Crash on U.S. Highway 59 near Leggett

Polk County, Texas (February 29, 2020) – Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning in Polk County near Leggett, according to a local news source.

The fatal crash occurred around 11:00 a.m. February 28, on U.S. Highway 59 near FM 942.

Troopers said a 2003 Mercedes-Benz passenger car entered the westbound side of Highway 59 from a parking lot and was hit by a southbound 2019 Kenworth truck driven by a Brookeland man.

The impact caused the truck to cross over into the northbound lanes where it lost its lumber load.

The Mercedes driver and their passenger were dead at the scene. Their names were not released pending notification of next of kin.

 The driver of the Kenworth was not injured in the crash.

A HazMat crew responded to the scene.

The crash closed Highway 59 in Leggett. The highway was later reopened.

The crash remains under investigation.

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

Commercial trucks are known to cause over 90% of accidents in Houston. These truck drivers must understand that their actions majorly contribute to most of the accidents on the roads. It is also important for others on the same roads with the truck drivers to understand that maximum precaution should be taken while driving near trucks. While small mistakes like ignoring the turn signal prior to turning may cause accidents, major causes of these accidents are rooted in other factors like exhaustion on the part of truck drivers. If the reasons for the crash are anchored to the failure of following the right turn or driving at a speed that is not legally recommended, a personal injury lawyer or a wrongful death lawyer will be useful in such scenarios. 

If you have lost a loved one in an accident with a huge truck, it is advisable to get a lawyer who will facilitate the process of compensation.

To speak with an attorney  Click to call: 281-943-5555.

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