Robert Hernandez Killed, Jennifer Ruddell Injured in Head-On Crash on US 287 in Dallam CountyKiprop Vincent
Robert Hernandez Killed and Jennifer Ruddell Injured in Dallam County Two-Vehicle Crash on US 287
Dallam County, Texas (August 5, 2021) – One person was killed, and another was injured Tuesday morning in a head-on collision in Dallam County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The fatal crash happened around 5:30 a.m., August 3, on US 287, 12 miles northwest of Stratford.
DPS said Jennifer Ruddell, 44, of Seagoville, Texas, was driving a 2015 Peterbilt truck tractor/semi-trailer northbound on the highway while Robert Hernandez, 42, of Novi, Michigan, was driving a 2019 Chevrolet Malibu southbound.
For unknown reasons, the Chevrolet drifted across the center line into the northbound lane and crashed head-on into the semi-trailer.
Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ruddell was taken to Dumas with non-life-threatening injuries.
No other injuries were reported in the crash.
The Texas Highway Patrol Troopers are investigating the crash.
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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