Two Killed in Head-On Crash on US 96 in Shelby County

Two Killed in Head-On Crash on US 96 in Shelby County

2 People Killed in Shelby County Two-Vehicle Crash on US 96

Shelby County, Texas (March 22, 2020) – Two people were killed in a head-on collision early Saturday morning in Shelby County, seven miles south of Center, according to a local news source.

The fatal crash happened around 2:20 a.m., March 21, on US 96.

According to the DPS, a Pontiac passenger car was traveling southbound on the highway when, for unknown reasons, the driver crossed over the center of the roadway and was hit in the passenger side by a 2007 International truck tractor semi-trailer.

The Pontiac driver and their passenger were declared dead at the scene.

The truck driver was taken to a Center hospital where they were treated and released.

The crash remains under investigation.

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

Who May Make a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?

A wrongful death claim for a family member may be brought by spouses, children or parents. The State of Texas also allows the estate of the deceased to bring a survival action to recover for past medical expenses and conscious pain and suffering, as well as other non-economic damages which the deceased may have suffered before death. Texas does not permit brothers, sisters, cousins, or grandparents to assert any claims for the death of a family member.

Wrongful death claims require an attorney who understands the complexity of the damages caused by a significant loss. The lawyer representing the client has the responsibility to hire the necessary experts to help prove the case. 

If you have lost a loved one in a traffic accident, contact our law firm today to talk to an attorney who will help you in your case.

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