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Madison County – Head-on Collision on SH 90 Leaves 1 Dead

Posted on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 at 5:18 am    

A Madisonville man was pronounced deceased following a fatal vehicle accident on State Highway 90 last Friday night.

According to initial reports, a motorcycle was seen heading north on SH 90 four miles south of Madisonville at around 10:00 p.m. As the motorcycle approaches Farm to Market Road 1452, a 2019 Cadillac Escalade that was traveling along the southbound lane struck it. Police said that the Escalade was attempting to pass in a no-passing zone of the highway.

The motorcycle rider, identified only as a 46-year-old Madisonville male resident, was killed on scene. He was wearing a helmet. Responding officers said that occupants in the SUV were hurt but none of them sustained critical injuries.

The Escalade driver was identified as Blas Soto Somoza, 25, of Lewisville. It was not stated if he was hurt.

No citations have been issued as the 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 Madison 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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