Car accident attorneys are often asked what to do if you get into an accident out of state. These can be complicated cases. Where would you file your legal claim? Whose law applies? This is something that will need to be determined in a crash that happened this past week in Stanton, Texas.
Stephone Taylor, III was from Shreveport, Louisiana. He was traveling East on SH 176 near Stanton, Texas. It was March 11, 2020. There was a lot of fog and a lot of motorists were having a hard time driving.
Taylor was approaching the intersection at FM 3033 and SH 176. A semi-truck was approaching from the other direction. Taylor didn’t see the tractor-trailer. When the truck driver tried to cross the intersection, Taylor smashed into him.
The name of the truck driver was not released. Nor was the name of the company he worked for. However, the authorities did confirm that he was not seriously hurt in the accident.
The same cannot be said for Taylor. The crash was so severe that Stephone Taylor was killed in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Martin County authorities. The crash happened about 15 mines North of Stanton, Texas. There has not been a comment from the victim’s family as of yet.
The police are continuing the investigation. They believe fog played a major role in the crash. They have not indicated that alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident. Thankfully, there were no other vehicles involved in the crash. From the report, it does not appear that there were any passengers in Taylor’s vehicle either.
If your loved one is hurt in any sort of crash, contact our office right away. You may have a potential legal claim.