Tristen Cother Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on I-35 in Kyle; Jose Luis Juarez Arrested

Tristen Cother Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on I-35 in Kyle; Jose Luis Juarez Arrested

Tristen Cother Killed in Kyle 18-Wheeler Crash on Interstate 35; Jose Luis Juarez Arrested

Kyle, Texas (August 21, 2020) – A tow truck driver was killed in a hit-and-run crash early Thursday morning in Kyle, according to police.

The fatal crash happened around 4:51 a.m., August 20, on Interstate 35 near mile marker 217.

Police said Jose Luis Juarez of Laredo was driving an 18-wheeler northbound on the interstate when he hit a box truck and a tow truck that were parked on the right shoulder.

Both the tow truck driver and box truck driver were outside their vehicles at the time of the crash. The tow truck driver, 22-year-old Tristen Cother, was declared dead at the scene. The box truck driver was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Juarez fled the scene but was later arrested with the help of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office. He was taken into custody and has been charged with Accident Involving Death.

The crash remains under investigation.

We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Tristen Cother.

Commercial trucks are known to cause over 90% of accidents in Houston. These truck drivers must understand that their actions majorly contribute to most of the accidents on the roads. It is also important for others on the same roads with truck drivers to understand that maximum precaution should be taken while driving near trucks. While small mistakes like ignoring the turn signal prior to turning may cause accidents, major causes of these accidents are rooted in other factors like exhaustion on the part of truck drivers. If the reasons for the crash are anchored to the failure of following the right turn or driving at a speed that is not legally recommended, a wrongful death lawyer will be useful in such scenarios. 

If you have lost a loved one in an accident with a semi-truck, it is advisable to get a lawyer who will facilitate the process of compensation.

Our attorneys at  Joel A. Gordon & Associates will fight for you.

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