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Longview— George Melton Struck and Killed by Car on Loop 281

Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 4:36 am    

A 59-year-old man who died after getting involved in a fatal collision on Loop 281 last Tuesday morning has been identified.

According to investigators, the major wreck involved multiple vehicles and took place at the intersection of Birdsong Street and Loop 281. When local emergency crews arrived at the scene, at least four cars had collided with each other. A man was assisting oncoming vehicles and was standing in the inside lane of northbound traffic when he was struck by another vehicle. The impact of the collision killed him instantly. He was identified as 59-year-old George Melton from Longview.

The driver of the hitting vehicle did not stop at the scene and escaped. Investigators are looking for a gray or silver 2003 to 2006 Lincoln Navigator. It has a damage on its front side with a missing fender and a headlight.

The crash remains under investigation.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the deceased victim.

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.


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