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Corpus Christi–Head-on Collision on Highway 359

Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 11:19 pm    

At least two people died and several were injured following a fatal head-on crash on State Highway 359 on Monday.

The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a major wreck after receiving a crash report at around 3:00 p.m. According to the report, a dump truck was traveling along the westbound lanes of the highway when the caliche it was hauling spilled. A few moments after, a passing Jeep and a truck lost control, prompting a collision.

The impact of the crash killed the Jeep driver, 59-year-old Kenneth Durham, and a rear passenger, 61-year-old Rhonda Durham. Three more occupants in the Jeep sustained various injuries. They were rushed to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. DPS troopers said that one of the victims is a 15-month-old child.

Investigation is still in progress but authorities said that the dump truck driver will be cited for failure to secure its load.

We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the friends and families of the deceased victims. We also pray for their full recovery of the injured parties.

Injuries caused by vehicle collisions can vary from crash to crash. Some injuries may heal within a span of days while others could paralyze a victim’s body for a month. The most commonly known car accident injuries include neck and chest and head and back injuries. Broken and ligament damages are also quite common.

Sometimes, a car accident can cause serious injuries to multiple parties—and filing a claim can get complicated. To make sure your claim is successful, you need to gather supporting evidence and documents that can back up your claim. It could be a detailed account of the accident you are involved in or documents indicating the extent of injuries you sustained. These may include a video or photograph of the scene, police reports, and medical records, to name a few.


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