A car and a pickup truck collided head-on about five miles west of Sterling City on Sunday, July 5, at about 3:30 p.m.
Truck Allegedly in Wrong Lane
According to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 31-year-old man from Midland was driving a 2013 Nissan Altima westbound on State Highway 158. At the same time, a 2014 Ford F-150 pickup truck was allegedly going the wrong way in the westbound lane. The release states that the Ford pickup was not passing another vehicle at the time. The car and the pickup collided, and the truck flipped over and came down on the Altima, according to reports.
Loss of Life Reported
The driver of the Altima was wearing a seat belt, but he did not survive his injuries. A Sterling County Justice of the Peace pronounced him dead at the scene. The 50-year-old Ballinger man who was driving the pickup required transport to Shannon Medical Center due to unspecified injuries, according to theOdessa American.
Although the investigation into this particular accident is in its earliest stages, survivors of a person killed due to negligence of another motorist may pursue compensation in the Texas civil courts. Survivors often seek monetary damages for loss of companionship, pain-and-suffering and burial expenses.
If you or a family member is a victim in an accident possibly caused by the negligent conduct of another person, it is possible to review your case with a Odessa car accident lawyer. Our firm offers this type of consultation at no cost to you. We fight hard to get the compensation that our clients deserve. To learn more, please contact us.