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Dana Regester and Pasha Zapolsky in car crash in Flint, Texas.

Dana Regester of Flint, Texas, and Pasha Zapolsky of Bullard, Texas died in a car accident in the Flint-Gresham area. Law enforcement believes that the accident occurred at about 6 PM at Old Jacksonville Highway near County Road 140. Carl Crabtree, the driver of a truck, was going south on the highway when the car crossed the center line and crashed head-on with an SUV that was heading north. There were four people in the SUV-the driver, Dana Regester, and three teenagers, Pasha Zapolsky, Ashley Regester, and Caleb Chardwell. The Regesters are from Flint and Zapolsky and Chardwell are from Bullard.

The conditions of Crabtree and the other passengers of the SUV are unknown, though they were taken to a hospital.

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the victims and we hope that the passengers will recover quickly. We understand that this incident has deeply saddened the respective families and communities. We understand that the families of the victims may have many questions.

Why did the driver of the truck cross the center line? Was there a vehicle malfunction? Was he distracted? Was he attempting to pass a car in front of him and misjudged the distance? Was he avoiding an obstacle in the road? Does this incident trigger a wrongful death claim?

As you can imagine, car accidents are not uncommon in Texas.

Reports coming out of Oldham County state that Samuel Villanueva, of New Mexico, was killed in a car accident. The accident occurred on 1-40 at about 9 AM. Villanueva was driving east in a 1996 Ford Explorer. The car slid on the icy road and hydroplaned, which caused it to go into the westbound lanes. A 2015 Ford crashed into the car. The driver, Chris Hernandez, of Montana, was taken to the hospital as well. He is reported to be in stable condition.

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

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