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Texas Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Kansas Crash


A Texas man pleaded guilty on Monday to murder and involuntary manslaughter in connection with a 2016 crash in Kansas that killed a mother and her two children.

Details of the Fatal Kansas Crash and Conviction

According to the Associated Press, 45-year-old Seven Johnson, of Houston, pleaded guilty in Geary County District Court to one count of second-degree murder and two counts of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence.

An investigation concluded that Johnson was driving a large box truck when he crossed the interstate median and struck a passenger car head-on. 26-year-old Jessica Michelle Thompson, 6-year-old Jaydon Allan Thompson, and 5-year-old Leah Michelle Thompson were killed in the collision.

A sentence hearing has been set for June 1.

National Trucking Accident Statistics

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 438,000 trucking accidents in the U.S. in 2014.
  • These accidents result in 3,903 deaths and 111,000 injuries.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents:
    • 17 percent were occupants of large trucks
    • 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles
    • 10 percent were listed as nonoccupants, including bicyclists and pedestrians
  • Texas led the nation in trucking accident fatalities with 553 trucking-related deaths reported. California followed Texas with 300 recorded deaths.

Contact an Experienced Commercial Trucking Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury after being involved in an 18-wheeler accident, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. Our experienced commercial trucking injury attorneys are available to respond to semi-truck accidents at any hour, day or night. Our lawyers understand that the immediate acquisition of evidence is paramount to understanding how the accident occurred. We will take immediate action on your case.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Remember, your choice does matter. Contact us today for a free legal consultation. Attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

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