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Shelby County – Saturday Crash on US 59 Leaves 2 Dead

Posted on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at 12:30 pm    

At least people were pronounced deceased following a fatal car accident on US 59, a half miles north of Timpson, Saturday morning.

According to the preliminary investigation, the incident, which involved a commercial motor vehicle, took place at around 11:45 a.m. A 2008 Ford passenger car was seen heading north on the highway when it was struck by a 2016 Volvo truck tractor semi-trailer traveling on the same direction. Police said that the Volvo was not able to negotiate its speed causing it to hit the rear side of the Ford.

The driver and a passenger in the Ford were pronounced deceased at the scene. They were identified as 62-year-old Yolanda Enene and 80-year-old Joyce Bryan, respectively. They’re both from Houston.

The truck tractor driver was not hurt. It was not clear if they will be facing charges.

An investigation is ongoing.

We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased victim. May God grant you the strength to go through this difficult time in your life. We believe that the Shelby County Police will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

In the United States, Texas is one of the leading states in the number of traffic collisions involving fatalities. In fact, in 2015 alone, the state recorded more than 1,300 deaths caused by reckless drivers. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.

If you have been involved in a car accident with a hit-and-run or reckless driver, the first thing you need to do is call the police. Once the investigation is completed, you can file a lawsuit against the suspected driver. A successful case could help you cover your medical expenses and compensate for your emotional and physical suffering. Speak with your personal injury lawyer to know more about your rights to fair compensation.

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