Reeves County, TX (November 21, 2022) – Authorities in Reeves County have identified the victim who lost their life in the Interstate 20 crash on Saturday as 65-year-old Johnny LeeAllen Triplett from Palm Springs, California.
At around 4 p.m., on November 19, the Texas Department of Public Safety was notified that a crash took place on Interstate 20 that required assistance.
According to law enforcement, Triplett was driving a 2016 Kenilworth 680 while hauling a trailer along the west side of Interstate 20. At the same time, 48-year-old Jerry Don Scroggins was driving a 2019 Freightliner Columbia. For reasons unknown, the two vehicles collided.
Triplett was fatally injured as a result of the crash. He was pronounced deceased on-site by law enforcement.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our condolences are with the family of Johnny Triplett at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
Fatal truck accidents are the cause of hundreds of deaths in Texas every year. Quite often, these accidents are a result of negligence. We see countless truck accidents take place as a result of speeding drivers, impairment, and even distractions.
As with any other vehicle on the road, trucks are subject to the rules of the road and are required to maintain a certain level of safety. When a truck driver is involved in a fatal accident, there are several parties who may be held liable. The truck driver, the maintenance company, the cargo company, and the trucking company all play a role in making sure that trucks are safe on the road.
The truck driver is responsible for operating the vehicle safely. This includes obeying traffic laws, maintaining a proper lookout, and keeping the truck in good working order. The maintenance company is responsible for keeping the truck in good repair. This means that they must regularly inspect the vehicle and make sure that it is safe to operate. The cargo company is responsible for ensuring that the load is properly secured and does not pose a danger to other vehicles on the road. The trucking company is responsible for hiring safe drivers and ensuring that their trucks are properly maintained.
If any of these parties fail to live up to their responsibilities, they may be held liable for a fatal accident. When innocent people die as a result of truck accidents, their families often have legal options that can help them seek financial compensation to cover the cost of funeral arrangements and more. Following an accident, it is important that you are able to identify who is at fault for the loss of your loved one. A truck accident lawyer in Reeves County will be able to provide you with assistance in doing so.
Our lawyers at Goudarzi & Young will conduct an investigation into the fatal crash that took your loved one’s life. We will identify who is at fault and take legal action against them. Our lawyers can meet with you for a free consultation at your earliest convenience by calling 800-256-5169.
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