Four vehicles were in a fiery wreck south of Andrews on Tuesday, April 21. Troopers responded to the scene on southbound Highway 385 at approximately 9 p.m.
According to the Odessa American, a fire broke out after the crash, and vehicles were subsequently engulfed in flames. A DPS spokesperson said that two vehicles were completely charred after the extinguishing of the blaze. One of the vehicles in the accident came apart in the crash.
Injuries and Loss of Life
A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety stated that a trooper on the scene reported three deaths. Others reportedly required transport to area hospitals, although it was not known how many people suffered injury but survived.
There was no immediate information available regarding a possible cause of the fatal accident.
Although the investigation into this particular accident is in its earliest stages, multi-vehicle accidents are often complex in nature. Sometimes, there is more than one cause attributed to a chain-reaction collision. A thorough investigation may uncover evidence of negligent conduct that led to the accident.
When evidence of negligence is present, injured victims and survivors of the deceased make seek compensation for their losses. It is often possible to seek compensatory damages for medical expenses, pain-and-suffering, lost wages, loss of companionship and other losses.
It is not uncommon for insurance companies to offer settlements that are insufficient. We fight hard for the compensation our clients require to fully cover expenses related to their injuries. To arrange for a free consultation with a Odessa car accident lawyer, please contact us.