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Cole Simmons Killed in Harker Heights Three-Vehicle Crash on State Highway 9
Harker Heights, Texas (December 1, 2021) – An Harker Heights Firefighter and EMT was killed early Tuesday morning in a three-vehicle crash in Harker Heights, according to the Texas DPS.
The fatal crash happened around 7:30 a.m., November 30, on State Highway 9.
DPS said a 24-year-old Harker Heights woman was driving a 2021 Toyota RAV SUV eastbound when she crossed into the westbound lane and collided with a westbound 2014 Chevrolet sedan driven by Cole Hagen Simmons, 23, of West, Texas.
The impact caused Simmons to lose control of his vehicle, side-skid into oncoming traffic and into the path of an eastbound 2013 Chrysler sedan driven by a 55-year-old Kempner woman.
The Chrysler and the Chevrolet then collided.
The Toyota driver claimed her visibility was impaired by the rising sun, resulting in her crossing into the westbound lane.
Simmons was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The other two drivers were also taken to the hospital for treatment.
Simmons had been with the department since August 2021.
The crash remains under investigation
Common Causes of Automobile Accidents
While there are many causes of car accidents, the most common reasons of driver negligence include driver inattention; cell phone use; 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 while under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” Attorney Joel A. Gordon said. Mr. Gordon believes that an independent investigation is important. An Attorney will help obtain the crash report, secure accident photos, interview witnesses, and create a claim.
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