An early morning wreck on Friday, July 3, led to a loss of life, according to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety. It was a single-vehicle accident.
Car Leaves Roadway
The statement says that at approximately 5:45 a.m., a 2015 Dodge Challenger was eastbound on State Highway 115 at Loop 1910, approximately five miles outside of Andrews.
For unknown reasons, the vehicle proceeded through the intersection and into a southbound ditch where it hit a concrete stop light pole. At an unspecified moment after impact, the vehicle caught on fire, according to newswest 9.
Both Driver and Passenger Killed
Both the driver and a passenger lost their lives in the incident. Names and genders were not released pending notification of family members. DPS does state that the authorities plan to conduct autopsies on both individuals.
Although the investigation into this particular fatal event is in its earliest stages, Texas state law does provide a means of redress for injured individuals and survivors of those killed in these accidents when it is reasonable to assert that negligence led to an accident.
For example, survivors of a deceased passenger may seek compensation, alleging that the conduct of the motorist led to the feet to the fatality. In wrongful death litigation, monetary damages are sometimes sought for loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and burial expenses. The parties reach a settlement without a trial in many such cases.
If you or a family member have been in a Texas car accident, it is possible to discuss the matter from a legal perspective with an auto accident attorney focused on relevant aspects of state law. Our firm offers this type of consultation without charge or obligation. To ask your questions, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us.