Lesley Paul Clanton Killed in 2-Vehicle Crash on US Hwy 259 in Gregg County

Lesley Paul Clanton Killed in 2-Vehicle Crash on US Hwy 259 in Gregg County

48-Year-Old Lesley Paul Clanton Killed in Gregg County Two-Vehicle Crash on US Highway 259

Gregg County, Texas (May 23, 2020) – One person was killed early Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash in Gregg County, six miles north of Longview, DPS said.

The fatal crash happened at about 4:14 a.m. on US Highway 259.

DPS said Lesley Paul Clanton, 48, of Mineola, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet 1500 northbound on the highway when he struck a guardrail. 

Clanton then got out of her vehicle to inspect the damage, and that is when a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Bertha Idalia Venzor, 53, of Ore City, hit him and his car. Clanton was also hit by his vehicle.

Clanton was pronounced dead at the scene.

Venzor was uninjured in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Lesley Paul Clanton.

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 require 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. 

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