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Clayton Stokes killed in hit-and-run accident in Burleson, Texas.

Clayton Stokes was involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Burleson, Texas. Law enforcement believes that the accident occurred at about 11 PM on the 1800 block of East Renfro Street. It is thought that a vehicle hit Stokes while he was on his motorcycle. The motorcycle flipped into a ditch. Stokes was unconscious when he was found by a passing driver. The police are investigating the accident. The perpetrator of this accident has not been identified as of yet.

Reports coming out of Gooding County state that Tyler Depriest and Mariah Morales, 21 and 18, respectively were killed in an accident involving an 18-wheeler. Law enforcement believes that the accident occurred at about 2 AM on I-84. It is thought that Depriest was driving west on the highway when he lost control of the vehicle and went into the eastbound lanes. An 18-wheeler hit the car.

Reports coming out of Coryell County state that Justin Lusk was involved in a fatal truck accident. Law enforcement believes that the accident occurred at about 5:30 AM on Highway 84, near Gatesville. Police report that a Chevy S-10 pick-up truck was driving east when the car crossed the center line and headed into the westbound lanes, colliding with a truck tractor car hauler. The driver and passenger of the car hauler were uninjured but Lusk died from the injuries he sustained in the accident.

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the families and communities of the victims. We imagine that they have been deeply affected by these tragedies. We wonder what may have caused the accidents. Was there a vehicle malfunction? Was the driver distracted? Could the second accident trigger a wrongful death claim?

-- Article by Richard D. Weaver, a Texas personal injury attorney.

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