Truck Driver Dead in Tornillo, Texas Semi Crash

The driver of a semi-truck is dead as a result of a crash near Tornillo on Interstate 10 East that occurred Thursday morning.

Details of the Fatal Tornillo, Texas Truck Accident

According to KTSM, the truck driver was traveling on I-10 east when, for an unknown reason, he veered off the roadway and into the median near mile marker 61.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office requested special investigators respond to the scene as they attempt to determine the cause of the fatal truck accident. Traffic was reduced to one lane as crews cleared the scene.

The truck crash remains under investigation.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Texas

Texas regularly leads the nation in fatal truck accidents with 664 fatalities recorded in the state in 2017. Among the most common causes of fatal truck accidents seen by Thomas J. Henry Law are:

  • Poor or improper training
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Drowsy driving
  • Poor vehicle or equipment maintenance
  • Speeding
  • Erratic or reckless driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Unsafe following distance
  • Improper lane change

Common Sites of Truck Accidents in Texas

Interstates and congested roadways are at an increased risk of trucking accidents. In Texas, many truck accidents are reported on the following highways and interstates.

  • Interstate 10
  • Interstate 37
  • Interstate 35
  • 410 Loop

A Truck Accident Attorney in Texas Who is Ready to Fight for You

At Thomas J. Henry Law, we understand how difficult it is to work when you have been severely injured by a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle. That is why we can advance your court costs and litigation expenses. We can also advance money for living and medical expenses. You spend nothing and you pay no attorney’s fees unless we win your case. We do this because we have the confidence that comes with experience.

With a team of more than 200 experienced attorneys, you can rest assured that your claim is always being actively pursued. You worry about getting better, let our attorneys and dedicated support staff handled the rest.

Thomas J. Henry Law’s truck accident lawyers serve clients across Texas and nationwide from its offices in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Austin. Each office is fully staffed with the attorneys, staff, and legal resources necessary to ensure your case is handled aggressively and effectively. Should you have any questions about your legal options, call or visit one of our Texas law offices to discuss your claim. We are available 24/7, and initial consultations are always FREE!

Speak to a Truck Accident Lawyer in TX:

  • Meet with an Austin truck accident lawyer:
    • Phone Number(512) 520-0221 (attorneys available 24/7, nights and weekends)
    • Address: 4401 West Gate Blvd Suite 200, Austin, TX 78745 (walk-in Monday through Friday)
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