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Waco – Central Man Died after His Van Crashed into Another Van on Lake Shore Drive

Posted on Monday, July 29th, 2019 at 9:18 am    

A fatal head-on crash on Lake Shore Drive killed one person and injured several people last Friday.

In an unspecified time in the afternoon, a Plymouth van was heading east on Lake Shore Drive when, according to responding officers, it drifted into the opposing lanes where it crashed into another van that was carrying eight occupants. Police said that the van belonged to the First United Methodist Church of Waco.

The driver of the first van, identified as Mark Vanmartur, 50, of Waco, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Eight occupants in the church van–five students and three adult leaders–sustained minor injuries. They were all transported to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center for treatment.

No other injuries were reported at this time.

The roadway was temporarily shut down but was reopened shortly after.

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. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.


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