Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Sep 09, 2014 in Truck Accidents
An accident involving two commercial vehicles, an SUV and a small passenger car ended in the death of one driver and injury of four others Monday night near Rhome on Texas 114.
Near the Wise-Denton County line at approximately 6:45 p.m. on September 7, an eastbound Freightliner transporting a trailer full of rock crossed into oncoming traffic for reasons yet unknown by authorities. That Freightliner struck a westbound semi and the Hyundai Elentra traveling behind it, killing the driver.
A Chevrolet Tahoe following the Hyundai attempted to evade the oncoming Freightliner but failed. After colliding with the Chevrolet, the Freightliner rolled over, dumping its cargo of rock across the highway.
Sgt. Lonny Haschel of the Texas Highway Patrol confirmed that the driver of the Hyundai died on the scene of the accident. The operator of the Freightliner semi was flown to Fort Worth's John Peter Smith Hospital for treatment; the drivers of the westbound semi and the Chevrolet were treated and released on the scene.
Reports indicate that 114 was closed upon emergency response and remained closed through the night. An investigation into the cause of the crash is pending. All names of the victims have been withheld until next-of-kin have been notified.
Stephens, Anderson & Cummings sends our deepest condolences to the families of those involved in the crash, and best wishes for the victims. Accidents involving large commercial vehicles are not rare in our area, but they can be some of the most deadly collisions seen on any road or highway in Texas.
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