Coahoma resident Amy Lopez dies after being struck by a Semi Truck. Latest News

A 44-year-old woman was killed Friday when a semi truck reportedly failed to slow down as it approached a backup on Interstate 20 in Weatherford, sparking a multivehicle collision.

Attorney Comments: There needs to be additional investigations into this catastrophic event beyond what was done via Texas State Highway Patrol. The family needs to know their rights and understand all that is involved when an incident like this occurs. Staff @ Stilwell Law Firm (713) 931-1111 / (844) 931-3111 www.stilwelltriallaw.com

Weatherford officers responded to a call of a major accident about 3:40 p.m. and found the semi and its trailer lying on their side in the median and blocking both directions of the freeway just east of U.S. Highway 171.
Witnesses told police that the semi was traveling east and had just passed under the bridge at the 408 mile marker when it encountered backed-up traffic and didn't slow down.
The semi struck an SUV, pushing it into a car in front of it, which then spun and struck a pickup. The semi also is believed to have hit the pickup. The semi slid toward the median and rolled onto its driver side, spilling bottles of Gatorade onto the interstate in the process.
A 44-year-old woman in the car died, police said. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office identified her as Amy Lopez of Coahoma. Texas State Highway Patrol Crash Reports are available @ www.PoliceDept.us/Texas  Family members may request a copy of the crash report online and the Texas State Police Records Office will send by mail. 

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News Update – Two People Killed on HW 359 due to Spill, Attorney Comments

Published 7:04pm CST Feb 18, 2019

Corpus Christi, Texas - According to the Dept. of Public Safety, 59 year old Kenneth Pearce and his 61 year old passenger Rhonda Durham, were both killed in a head-on-crash Monday on State Highway 359. Several others were sent to the hospital, including a 15 month old child.

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For an hour, both sides of Highway 359 were closed off as DPS investigated the crash scene. Authorities say caliche fell off a dump truck and caused the accident. According to DPS, it was around 3pm when the dump truck was heading westbound on Highway 359 and the caliche it was hauling, spilled all over the road.

Troopers say a Jeep and a truck in opposite directions lost control and collided head on. The driver of the Jeep, Kenneth Pearce and his passenger Rhonda Durham were both killed at the scene. Several others were hospitalized. According to DPS Troopers, the caliche caused the cars to lose control. The driver of the dump truck will be cited for failure to secure the load.

 

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