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NEWS Update – Multiple Dead in Lee County After Crash with Semi Truck(s) Breaking News and Attorney Comments

LEE COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX)- Four children were killed Wednesday in a Lee County crash involving two semi-trucks and a car. One other child and an adult are in critical condition. A DPS spokeswoman says all the victims were in a car that was northbound on SH 77 around 3:45 p.m. when the driver attempted to avoid hitting a jackknifed 18-wheeler and wound up colliding with a second semi-truck behind the jackknifed semi.

Attorney Comments: "Obviously driver error on the side of the semi-truck driver and possibly the second semi-truck driver as well.  Tragic events such as this require additional third party investigations, family counseling and immediate financial support. The families are encouraged to seek professional legal counsel as soon as possible." Staff @ Stilwell Law Firm (713) 931-1111 / (844) 931-3111

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In the car were the 5 children and the driver.
DPS says they are identified as:
Sabian Castro, 2, from Giddings
Daniella Castro, 3, from Giddings
Trenton Wright, 7, from Giddings
Lillian Castro, 13, from Giddings
The survivors were rushed to an Austin hospital where they remain in critical condition.
DPS says the driver of one 18-wheeler is from College Station and the other 18-wheeler driver is from Bryan.
Troopers say the roadway was wet at the time of the crash, but it's unclear if the weather played a role in the crash. It remains under investigation

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Teresa Ann Schwertner-Lee, 45 of Anderson, Died in Semi Truck Accident


An Anderson woman was killed Friday afternoon after authorities said a flat-bed trailer came loose from a truck she was traveling in and landed on top of the cab.

Attorney Comments: Our deepest sympathies... The information and facts about this case and the way it is being reported, seem to create more questions than answers. Obviously additional investigations are needed. We advise the family to seek legal counsel. Staff @ Stilwell Law Firm   (713) 931-1111 / (844) 931-3111 /

According to College Station police, around 4:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to Texas 6 South at University Drive. Police said a tractor-trailer was traveling southbound on Texas 6, and as it approached University, a tire separated from the vehicle. Portions of the tire landed in an adjacent lane, causing other vehicles to slow down.
Another tractor-trailer with an attached flat-bed trailer was unable to slow down and steered into the grass median. After moving into the median, the trailer detached and landed on the cab, severely injuring the driver and passenger. When authorities were able to get to the two, the passenger — identified as Teresa Ann Schwertner-Lee, 45, of Anderson — was dead. The driver was taken by helicopter to an area hospital.

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Three Tyler Texas Residents Die in Fiery Crash on Toll Road 49

By KLTV Digital Media Staff | May 9, 2019 at 7:37 AM CDT - Updated May 9 at 8:49 AM
LINDALE, TX (KLTV) - Three people were killed in a head on collision southwest of Lindale Wednesday afternoon.
DPS officials say around 12:30 p.m., an SUV traveling south on Toll 49 traveled into the northbound lane of traffic near County Road 46 and struck a 2013 Freightliner Van, causing both vehicles to catch fire.

Attorneys Comments: "This tragic situation ended the lives of both drivers and passenger. There is still much to sort out and we advise family members to contact legal council.   Staff @ Stilwell Law Firm (713)931-1111 / (844)931-3111 / A copy of the Texas Highway Patrol Crash Report can be obtained from TEXAS HIGHWAY PATROL RECORDS OFFICE.

The driver of the SUV, identified as Barbara Busch Beagle, 62, of Tyler, her passenger, Kei Lei Harding, 34, and the driver of the Freightliner, Kendrick Lamone Hartsfield, 41, of Tyler were all pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace John Johnson.
The crash remains under investigation.


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