08/29/2011 // Tyler, Texas, USA // PRW // Tyler Accident Attorney Gregg Price
Centerville, TX (Tyler Accident Attorney News)—A fatal traffic accident involving an SUV and an 18-wheeler left two East Texas teens dead Thursday morning, July 28, 2011. The fatal auto accident occurred on Texas Highway 7, about two miles east of Centerville at 5:15 p.m., reported Gregg Price, a Tyler Texas injury lawyer at PRW Lawyers.
According to information provided by KYTX CBS 19, a 2011 Chevrolet SUV was headed west on the highway, when the vehicle entered a curve and veered into the eastbound lane of traffic. An oncoming 18-wheeler slammed head-on into the wayward SUV, causing the SUV to leave the highway and flip several times before coming to rest.
The 18-wheeler reportedly also left the highway and drove through a fence before coming to a stop, stated the Tyler truck accident lawyer, Gregg Price.
The collision killed the driver of the SUV, Christopher Michael Hicks, 19, of Frankston, and his passenger, Courtnee Nicole Odom, 19, of Tyler. Hicks and Odom were both declared dead at the scene by a Leon County justice of the peace.
The driver of the semi-truck, Ernest Ray Freedman, 54, of Waco, was rushed to a Madisonville hospital for treatment of serious head and neck injuries, revealed the Tyler traffic accident lawyer.
Police stated that Hicks and Freedman were wearing their seat belts at the time, while Odom was not.
The Department of Public Safety is conducting a full investigation into the fatal auto accident, reports the Tyler personal injury lawyer.
This news reported by Tyler, TX injury lawyer Gregg Price of PRW lawyers, specializing in personal injury and wrongful death related to motor vehicle crashes in East Texas.
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