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Copperas Cove – Abigail Smith Killed in Deadly Auto Crash on US 190

Posted on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 7:45 am    

The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the name of the 27-year-old woman who died in a collision involving an 18-wheeler truck on US Highway 190, early Friday morning.

The fatality was identified as Abigail Smith, 27.

Smith was driving a 2002 Ford passenger car along the eastbound lanes of the highway near Interstate 14 bypass, south of Copperas Cove, when she suddenly drifted into the opposing lanes and crashed head-on with a 2910 Freightliner. The impact of the crash killed Smith instantly. She was pronounced deceased by emergency crews who responded to the scene.

The driver of the 18-wheeler truck was not hurt. His identification was not disclosed.

We are deeply saddened for the family and loved ones of the injured victim. Our prayers and thoughts are with them. We strongly believe that the Copperas Cove Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

Texas is among the states in the US that have the most car accidents which involved injuries and fatalities every year. Some of the common factors contributing to the rising cases of collisions in the area include the worsening traffic situation, weather conditions, and poor driving habits.

Bad driving habits are the greatest cause of a fatal crash. It can be lethal to the person behind the wheel, as well as the drivers on the road. Drivers who do not use their signal to change lanes or those who do not secure their blind spots before shifting direction are more likely to be involved in an accident. Some of the most dangerous driving habits include speeding, unsafe lane change, tailgating, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you or someone you love has been a victim of a car accident with a negligent driver, you have a right to fair compensation for the trauma you experienced and the injuries you have suffered.

People dislike attorneys until they actually need one. Attorney Tom's team of Houston personal injury lawyers is prepared to help you if you've been hurt in an accident. Call (713) 244-6363 or fill out an online contact form and an experienced legal professional will reach out to you.

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