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3-vehicle accident in West Texas kills 3

A Dec. 6 accident between two passenger vehicles and a tractor-trailer at the West Texas junction of State Highway 176 and FM 1788 resulted in three fatalities. The Department of Public Safety reported that the fatal collision took place at about 8:30 a.m. and left one person with injuries.

The car accident happened east of Andrews, authorities said. According to the DPS, a 32-year-old El Paso man was driving a Jeep south on FM 1788 when he ran a stop sign at the State Highway 176 junction and collided with a westbound Ford F-150 pickup truck. The accident transpired in the path of an eastbound semi-truck, which subsequently became involved in the wreck. The 47-year-old driver of the semi-truck could not avoid hitting both vehicles, authorities said.

The driver of the Jeep lost his life in the collision, officials declared. The pickup truck’s 43-year-old driver and a 15-year-old passenger in the vehicle died as a result of the wreck as well. The driver of the semi-truck reportedly suffered injuries that required treatment at the Texas-Permian Basin Regional Medical Center, where officials indicated that he was in stable condition.

Individuals who suffer fatal injuries in a traffic accident may leave behind family members who consequently suffer significant financial harm that, if not remedied, can gravely harm the quality of life that the family had enjoyed prior to the fatal accident. For this reason among others, many families of fatal accident victims choose to discuss their case with a wrongful death lawyer, who may explain in detail the family’s options for securing compensation for the various losses they experienced.

Source: OAOnline, “Three killed in collision near Andrews“, December 08, 2014