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4 die in Texas crash

Four people died in a Texas truck crash on Interstate 20, including three members of a young family and an older man. The truck accident occurred when a semi-truck driver was headed down a steep hill and lost control of his rig, crossing the median and striking two other vehicles. A Honda in which the family were riding and a pickup truck in which a male driver and a female passenger were traveling were both struck.

The accident happened around 75 miles west of Fort Worth. The victims included a 34-year-old man, his wife and their three-year-old son from El Paso in the Honda, and a 65-year-old Midland man driving a pickup truck. The 62-year-old female passenger in the man's truck was also taken to a hospital with injuries.

  - Article By Richard Weaver

The Department of Public Safety continues to investigate the accident but says that the 22-year-old truck driver lost control prior to the crash. He and his 25-year-old passenger were taken to a hospital with injuries after the crash. The DPS has not determined why the driver lost control and no charges have yet been issued in the case.

When someone is injured in a truck accident, that person may choose to attempt to collect damages from the driver at-fault. These damages may include payment of medical bills, a sum for pain and suffering, payment of lost wages and/or other costs. A personal injury attorney may represent a victim who has been injured in a truck crash. If a victim dies as the result of a truck accident, the family may be able to recover damages from the at-fault driver for loss of love and affection from the victim, lost future income and pain, suffering, medical bills and funeral costs associated with the accident.

Source: KHOU, "Four dead in West Texas highway crash ", May 28, 2013

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