Deadly Trucking Accident in Odessa, Texas

by | Aug 25, 2021 | Auto Accident, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly crash between an 18-wheeler and two other vehicles in Odessa, Texas on August 23, 2021.  The accident happened around 6:45 a.m. at State Highway 385 and Mercer Road.  Details regarding the accident have not been release by local authorities, but it involved an 18-wheeler and two passenger vehicles.  One individual involved has passed away as a result of the crash.  Police have identified him as James Everett of Odessa.  The driver of the 18-wheeler was arrested on charges of criminally negligent homicide, possession of methamphetamine and falsification of drug test.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this accident.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents in Texas and Louisiana, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was an accident involving an 18-wheeler in Houston, Texas on August 24, 2021.  There was an 18-wheeler crash in Sutherland Springs, Texas on August 18, 2021.  There was an 18-wheeler accident in Corpus Christi, Texas on August 17, 2021.  There was an accident between a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler near Bishop, Texas on August 7, 2021.  There was a deadly crash near Lake Charles, Louisiana on July 30, 2021.

Safe trucking companies must take adequate precautions to ensure that their drivers do not severely injure or kill members of the public in a trucking accident.  Industry standards require trucking companies to regularly inspect their equipment.  Safe companies must also supervise their driver to ensure that the company’s policies and procedures have been followed.  Drug testing must regularly take place to ensure that drivers are not under the influence of illegal narcotics.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, and New York.  We have handled numerous cases involving 18-wheeler accidents in both federal and state court across the country.  Our attorneys have extensive experience and the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or been seriously injured in a trucking or commercial vehicle accident.  The experienced 18-wheeler accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was involved in an accident. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.