Minerva, TX – Stephen McFaull Killed in Truck Crash on US-77

Minerva, TX - Stephen McFaull Killed in Truck Crash on US-77

Minerva, TX (January 16, 2023) – A 93-year-old man has died as a result of injuries that he suffered following a truck accident that took place in Milam County. On January 11, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a crash that occurred on US Highway 77.

According to reports from Texas DPS troopers, a 2012 Kenworth truck tractor collided with a Ford F350 pickup truck on US Highway 77. The incident blocked the road, causing severe delays in the area.

The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene and immediately went to work on securing their roadway.

The driver of the Ford, 93-year-old Stephen McFaull, was fatally injured. He was pronounced deceased by responding officers.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is conducting a crash investigation.

We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family of Stephen McFaull at this time.

Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas

In 2022, a total of 928 fatal truck crashes took place in the state of Texas. These accidents claimed the lives of more than 1228 people, a rate that is near twice the national average. Unfortunately, many of these accidents involve some form of negligence

One of the leading causes of fatal truck accidents is failure to yield. This occurs when a truck driver does not yield to oncoming traffic or pedestrians and instead continues through an intersection or crosswalk. This type of action often results in a collision, which can be fatal for both the truck driver and other motorists or pedestrians involved.

Another leading cause of fatal truck accidents here in Texas is running stop signs. Motorists frequently run stop signs because they are in a hurry to make their delivery or get to their next destination. However, this puts other drivers sharing the road at risk, as they may not expect another vehicle to come barreling through an intersection.

Reckless driving actions, such as speeding or following too closely, are also common among truck drivers and can lead to fatal accidents. These actions put everyone on the road at risk, as they increase the likelihood of a collision occurring.

If you have lost a loved one as a result of the fatal truck crash, there may be legal options that can help your family move forward. Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Minerva can help to determine what options that your family has. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for funeral arrangements, burial expenses, and more.

At Goudarzi & Young, our Texas truck accident lawyers are dedicated to helping our clients secure the compensation they deserve for their losses. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal trucking accident, contact our Texas personal injury law firm today. Our lawyers can meet with you for free consultation to get started on your case. Contact our team at 800-256-5169 to schedule a free consultation.

Notes: Our team of dedicated writers created this post through the use of secondary sources; therefore, we have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this truck accident. If you locate incorrect information, please contact Goudarzi & Young, L.L.P. so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. This post will be removed if requested. 

Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical attention immediately, then speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. The photograph used in this post is not representative of this accident. This post is not a solicitation for business.  

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