Deadly Trucking Accident in Leon County, Texas

by | Jun 8, 2022 | Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly 18-wheeler accident in Leon County, Texas on June 6, 2022.  The accident occurred when an 18-wheeler struck two vehicles which were pulled onto the shoulder of Interstate 45 northbound near Leona, Texas.  The two vehicles on the shoulder were involved in an earlier accident.  After the collision, the 18-wheeler rolled over on top of one of the vehicles on the shoulder, killing its driver.  The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Jocelyn Ortega, of Dallas, Texas.  Two firefighters from the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department were also injured in the accident.  The two firefighters, the driver of one of the vehicles on the shoulder, and the 18-wheeler driver were all injured and transported to various hospitals for medical care.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents in Texas and Louisiana, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  There was a crash involving two semi-trucks in Taylor, Texas on May 18, 2022.  There was a crash involving an 18-wheeler in Midland, Texas on May 19, 2022.  There was a crash involving two 18-wheelers in Texas City, Texas on May 25, 2022.  There was a 18-wheeler rollover crash in Angelina County, Texas on May 27, 2022.  There was a crash between an 18-wheeler and a pedestrian in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on June 4, 2022.

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, including their tires.  Safe companies must also supervise their driver to ensure that the company’s policies and procedures have been followed.  A truck driver must assess the conditions of the roadway while driving, and only drive at an appropriate speed.  Failing to do so can result in a loss of control, and jeopardize the lives of other drivers.

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 have previously been involved in similar cases and can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was involved in a trucking accident. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.