Deaf Smith County, TX – Shawn Parsons Killed in Fatal Truck Accident on FM 809
Deaf Smith County, TX (June 30, 2019) On the evening of June 29th, a fatal truck accident happened on FM 809. A 2016 Freightliner truck tractor was headed south on FM 809 when a 2017 Hyundai Accent turned left from FM 1062 without yielding the right of way. The truck crashed into the Hyundai and then rolled over into the east barrow ditch. It landed right side up facing east. The accident happened about five miles north of Dawn at approximately 7:11 p.m.
When the paramedics arrived, they found the driver of the tuck dead at the scene. He has been identified as 38-year-old Shawn Parsons. The driver of the Hyundai, 22-year-old Jacob San-Miguel, did not sustain any injuries.
The Texas Highway Patrol Troopers are currently investigating to determine why San-Miguel failed to yield the right of way.
We send our condolences to the family of Shawn Parsons as they grieve over their loved one.
Truck Accidents in Texas
Over 500,000 trucks are involved in accidents nationwide every year. Usually, those in smaller vehicles sustain more severe injuries after being involved in truck accidents, but there are some cases where truck drivers may not be at fault. Failing to yield the right of way at intersections has caused almost 200,000 car accidents in the United States, which is constantly causing innocent drivers their lives.
At Benton Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping grieving families file and win their wrongful death lawsuits against drivers who fail to abide by traffic laws. We have helped many families win thousands of dollars in settlement money to help assist them with funeral costs and more. Contact our office today for a free consultation at 214-219-4878.
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