Craig and Susan Smith Killed in Car Crash on Bandera Road in Helotes

Craig and Susan Smith Killed in Car Crash on Bandera Road in Helotes

Craig and Susan Smith Killed in Helotes Two-Vehicle Crash on Bandera Road 

Helotes, Texas (January 6, 2021) – According to police, the parents of four children were killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night in Helotes.

The fatal crash happened around 6:30 p.m., January 3, in the 12000 block of Bandera Road near O’Connor High School.

Police said a van carrying Craig and Susan Smith and their four children was pulling out of the Dairy Queen drive-thru when it pulled into the path of a pickup truck, resulting in a collision.

Craig and Susan Smith were killed in the crash.

The children, Bianca, 16, Katarina, 15, Craig, 12, and Lucrezia, 5, survived the crash.

The driver of the pickup, a woman in her 20s, was taken to University Hospital for treatment.

Investigators said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

The authorities 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.
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.