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Woman Killed in Texas Auto Accident

Posted By Stephen Stewart || 28-Apr-2014

An auto accident allegedly involving a truck and an SUV on April 27 left one woman dead. According to authorities, the car crash took place on State Highway 105 near Lake Conroe at approximately 1 a.m.

Officials stated that the SUV, which was carrying four occupants, was stopped at a red light on the highway when it was rear-ended by a white pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed. The pickup truck, a Dodge 3500, then slammed into a nearby utility pole, authorities said. The SUV reportedly came to a stop after flipping onto its top, trapping all four occupants inside. Police stated that the force of the impact was so strong that the frame of the SUV actually broke.

A female occupant in the SUV did not survive the accident. Officials did not indicate the extent of any injuries suffered by the three remaining occupants of the SUV. The driver of the pickup reportedly fled from the scene of the accident but checked himself into a nearby hospital for treatment of a broken arm. Police took him into custody, and he faces charges that include intoxicated manslaughter, aggravated assault and intoxication assault with a vehicle.

A car accident that involves a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed is likely to result in serious injuries or even fatalities. Those who lose a loved one in a serious crash caused by another driver may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim against the driver responsible for causing the incident. By filing this claim, the deceased person's surviving family members may potentially recover the costs of any damages that they sustained as a result of the death of their loved one, such as funeral costs and lost income.

Source: Houston Chronicle , "Photos detail horrific fatal accident in Montgomery County", Heather Alexander, April 27, 2014

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