Colby Gates Killed, Dianna Fuller Injured in Head-On Crash on US 96 in Brookeland

Colby Gates Killed, Dianna Fuller Injured in Head-On Crash on US 96 in Brookeland

Colby Gates Killed and Dianna Fuller Injured in Brookeland Two-Vehicle Crash on US 96

Brookeland, Texas (April 19, 2021) –  A woman was killed and another was injured Sunday morning in a head-on collision in Brookeland, according to a report. 

The fatal crash happened around 8:00 a.m., April 18, on U.S. Highway 96, near Pentecostal Street.

According to the report, Colby Danielle Gates, 33, of Hemphill, was driving a 2011 Honda SUV northbound on the highway while an 18-wheeler was traveling southbound.

For unknown reasons, the Honda crossed the center dividing line and crashed head-on into the 18-wheeler.

Gates was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the SUV, Dianna Fuller, 32, of Silsbee, was airlifted to a Conroe hospital in an unknown condition.

The 18-wheeler driver, Tommy Singleton, 52, of Hemphill, was uninjured in the crash.

The crash closed all northbound and southbound lanes of US 96. The lanes have since been reopened.

The troopers are investigating the crash.

“When a person has suffered a grave personal injury in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, the most overwhelming emotion they feel is a sense of injustice. They often ask how such a life-altering event could have happened to them,” attorney Joel A. Gordon said. “The next question usually is, who can help me?” Mr. Gordon added.

A legal advocate can represent an injury victim or the family of a deceased victim. The attorney will file a claim on behalf of the victim and will have the responsibility of citing existing codes, laws or statutes which were violated.

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


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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.
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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.