Robert Standifer Killed in Car Crash on SH 19 near Athens

Robert Standifer Killed in Car Crash on SH 19 near Athens

Robert Standifer Killed in Athens Three-Vehicle Crash on SH 19 near Grand View Drive

Athens, Texas (August 28, 2020) – A 75-year-old man was killed in a three-vehicle crash Friday afternoon north of Athens, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The crash happened at about 4:40 p.m., on SH 19 near Grand View Drive.

DPS said Robert Standifer was driving a 2007 Dodge Nitro and was stopped on the highway facing northbound, waiting to turn westbound on Grand View Drive.

The Nitro was then struck by a northbound 2013 Ford Expedition. The impact pushed the Nitro into the southbound lane, where it collided with a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup.

Standifer was pronounced dead at the scene.

The drivers of the Ford and the Dodge were taken to UT Health Athens with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Robert Standifer.

“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 statues which were violated.

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

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