28-Year-Old Man Killed in 18-Wheeler Crash on Killam Industrial Blvd in Laredo

28-Year-Old Man Killed in 18-Wheeler Crash on Killam Industrial Blvd in Laredo

28-Year-Old Man Killed in Laredo 18-Wheeler Crash on Killam Industrial Boulevard

Laredo, Texas (August 25, 2022) – One person was killed, and another was injured Tuesday afternoon in an 18-wheeler crash in Laredo, according to the police.

The fatal crash happened around noon, August 23, in the 8300 block of Killam Industrial Boulevard.

Police said an 18-wheeler was traveling eastbound while another 18-wheeler was traveling westbound. One of the 18-wheelers was in the center median, and the box trailer had not cleared the lane of oncoming traffic where the other 18-wheeler was coming from, resulting in a collision.

One of the drivers, a 28-year-old man, was killed in the crash. His name has not been released.

The other driver, a 60-year-old man, sustained injuries in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

There are many different reasons why automobile, 18-wheeler, and motorcycle accidents occur, including driver negligence, driver inattention, texting and driving, speeding, fatigue, failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign or private drive, running a red light, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. While the factors listed above are the main causes of most accidents, there may also be other factors involved, which is why it’s important that an investigation be conducted before evidence disappears, especially in cases involving a fatality.  At Joel A. Gordon & Associates, we will act quickly to secure accident scene photos, interview witnesses, obtain police records, and secure other valuable evidence needed to win your case.  Call now for a free consultation.

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1. In some cases it may be very important to immediately begin securing evidence, including but not limited to photos of skid marks, photos of property damage, witness statements, the actual vehicle or other property involved in the incident, and other critical evidence before its disappears.
2. In Texas it is illegal for anyone to contact the family by telephone or in-person to convince the family to hire a law firm or attorney unless the family contacted the law firm or attornay first.
3. Under Texas law, wrongful death actions can be brought by a spouse (husband or wife), child (son or daughter), or parent (mother or father). A claim can also be brought on behalf of the deceased estate. the statute of limitations in Texas for wrongful death is two years from the date of the incident.