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4 Church Members Killed in Crash

Corpus Christi Injury Lawyers

In Blackstone, Virginia, a crash killed four church choir members who were going to a revival.

About the Car Accident

According to New York Times, a van of full of church choir members from Shiloh Baptist Church was going to Mount Zion Baptist Church for a revival.

As they were turning into the parking lot, their van was hit by a truck that was hauling a trailer filled with metal. The van was overturned when it was hit and the truck was run off the road and into a guardrail.  There were four members killed and seven injured.

Robert Lee Allen, the driver of the truck, had only minor injuries. The four deceased members were identified as James Farley, Wartena Somerville, Delois Williams, and Constance Wynn.

The crash took place on Route 460.

Route 460 Accident Statistics

Route 460 goes through Virginia and parts of West Virginia. It certainly is not the most dangerous highway but it can be dangerous nonetheless.

The route has a fatal crash rate of 1.2 with 190 crashes and 208 fatalities. There is an average of 19 crashes per year.

National Traffic Accident Statistics

According to the latest available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,485 people were killed in auto accidents in the United States in 2016, marking a 5.6-percent increase from 2015.
  • Of those killed in auto accidents in 2016:
    • 22,639 were occupants of passenger vehicles
    • 5,495 were pedestrians
    • 5,029 were motorcyclists
    • 829 were pedalcyclists
    • 665 were occupants of large trucks
    • 235 were listed as other or unknown
  • Injury estimates for the year have not yet been made available.

Contact an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.



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