Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : April 27, 2019

Cherokee County, TX – 1 Killed and 1 Injured in Fatal Accident on U.S. 69

Cherokee County, TX (April 27, 2019) On the morning of April 27th, a fatal accident happened on U.S. 69, about one mile south of Alto. The reports state that a driver was driving a van that carried 12 occupants and was taking them to a Special Olympics even in Lufkin. All of the occupants lived together at the Breckenridge Valley in Tyler. For reasons unknown, the driver lost control of the van and ended up in grass off the roadway. The van proceeded to strike a concrete culvert and an electrical pole.

When emergency crews arrived at the scene, they found the driver of the van dead at the scene. He has been identified as 55-year-old Sylvester Conrod, Jr. One of the passengers of the van was injured and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The police are investigating to determine what caused the van to veer off the roadway.

We wish Sylvester Conrod’s family well as they grieve over his loss. We hope the injured passenger fully recovers from all injuries.

Vehicle Accidents in Texas

Cherokee County, TX – 1 Killed and 1 Injured in Fatal Accident on U.S. 69Statistics reveal that a vehicle accident occurs every 57 seconds in Texas. The most common causes of accidents include negligence, mechanical errors, bad weather, and dangerous road conditions. Whenever vehicles veer off of the road, it could be due to them accidentally running over an object that damages their tires, or it could be that their vehicle is malfunctioning. For those involved in these types of accidents, it’s important to get help from an experienced Texas personal injury attorney.

At Benton Law Firm, we help those who have been harmed in vehicle accident recover costs for medical treatment, emotional distress, loss of income, inability to earn future income, and more. If you or a loved one was harmed in an accident, call us today at 214-219-4878 for a free consultation with one of our wrongful death or personal injury attorneys.

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