Two Killed in Big Rig Crash near Anton, Texas

by | Apr 30, 2023 | Auto Accident, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly crash involving a big rig near Anton, Texas in Hockley County on April 29, 2023.  During the incident, a semi-truck hit a vehicle that was disabled on US 84.  According to reports, the passenger pickup truck had been in a prior accident and was in the inside lane of the highway.  The passenger, David Enriquez, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver, Maria Saucedo Ballesteros, was taken to a local hospital where she was also pronounced dead.  Both of the victims are from Littlefield, Texas.  Additional details have not yet been released.

There have been a number of recent trucking accidents, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death.  A Waste Management garbage truck killed a pedestrian in Stillwater, Minnesota on April 25, 2023.  There was a collision between an 18-wheeler and a train in Refugio County, Texas on April 26, 2023.  A train collided with a big rig in Cibolo, Texas on April 26, 2023.  A semi-truck hit and killed an adult male pedestrian in Pharr, Texas on April 26, 2023.

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.  Of course, technological advancements may pose additional hazards.  It goes without saying that an 18-wheeler must yield to other cars on the roadway.  18-wheelers pose significant risks on the roadway.

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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.