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Newton County – Jessie Prince Killed Following a Car Accident on SH 87

Posted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 at 3:37 am    

The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the name of the person who died in a vehicle collision on State Highway 87, last Friday evening.

The victim was identified as 47-year-old Jessie James Prince Jr. of Newton. He was one of the drivers involved in the accident.

According to a local news source, the wreck took place on State Highway 87 in Newton County, about six miles south of Newton at approximately 7:00 p.m. A 2016 Ford passenger vehicle was heading south on the highway when, for yet unknown reasons, it veered onto the center divider and onto opposing lanes where it collided with a 2006 GMC pickup truck.

The driver of the Ford, Jessie James Prince Jr., died from the impact of the crash. Meanwhile, the driver of the GMC, including his passenger, did not sustain injuries.

No charges have been made as of this writing.

We believe that when someone loses a loved one from a car accident, they do not only suffer emotionally but financially as well. If you or your loved one is a victim of a car accident caused by wrongful actions or due to negligence, you may have the right to file for legal claims. Most of the time, families who are left behind after a tragic loss are not aware of their rights and the legal processes needed to obtain fair and just compensation. In times like this, you would need a professional who can provide you with all the support you need as you go through this difficult time. Talk to your personal injury or car accident lawyer for assistance.

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of the day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone. Furthermore, the NHTSA also reports that 15% of fatal car accidents happen near intersections while the whopping 85% happen on the open road, which is the case for this particular vehicular accident.


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