According to DFW CBS, a horrific crash has left Somerville County reeling. Reports state that the crash involved two vehicles and had fatal consequences.
The crash took place on U.S. Hwy 67 between a Kia Sedona van that had a family inside that were on their way to a family reunion. The second vehicle is a white Pontiac that was heading east bound with a family and their children. It has not been reported how the two vehicles met in the head on collision.
The family in the Kia, Mark Burns, age 57, wife, Darla Burns, age 53, and his mother, Wanda Burns, age 90, were all pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Abel Perez, his 2 children, and a 19-year-old passenger in the other vehicle were taken to nearby hospitals; their conditions are not known at this time. Perez’s wife, 47-year-old Lydia, was killed in the accident.
Both sides of the roadway were closed for several hours while officials investigated the scene of the accident and cleaned the debris left by the fiery crash. At least one of the passengers was transported to the hospital by helicopter. Responders reports that debris on the roadway included car parts and personal items that were strewn from the vehicles upon impact.
There could be many speculative theories when it comes to an accident of this magnitude. Many different factors could come into play when it comes to an accident such as speeding, distracted driving, or even fatigued driving. If you have been injured or have suffered a loss because of the negligence of another driver on the roadway, you do have choices and options. You can discuss these options with an experienced Texas accident attorney. Your attorney will assist with gathering the deciding factors of the case and determine whether you have the basis of a lawsuit.