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Gaines County, TX – Marcus Hernandez & Jerry Cornett Lose Lives in Crash on County Rd 205 near County Rd 206

by | Dec 29, 2021 | Wrongful Death | 0 comments

Gaines County, TX (December 29, 2021) – Two people have lost their lives following a motor vehicle accident in Gaines County on Monday morning, December 27. At around 8:40 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a crash on County Road 205.

Reports from DPS show that a vehicle was traveling north on County Road 205 while a second vehicle towing a trailer was traveling east on County Road 206. As both vehicles passed through the intersection, they collided.

Two people inside one vehicle were fatally injured. The victims, 22-year-old Marcus Hernandez and 66-year-old Jerry Cornett, were both pronounced deceased at the scene.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Marcus Hernandez and Jerry Cornett. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Texas

Gaines County, TX - Marcus Hernandez & Jerry Cornett Lose Lives in Crash on County Rd 205 near County Rd 206Motor vehicle accidents reported in Texas claim the lives of more than 3,800 people each year. These accidents can often be contributed to some form of negligence. In fact, nearly 80% of accidents in our state are due to driver error. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol contribute to more than 25% of fatal crashes each year. Drivers who are distracted account for 18% of crashes. Speeding contributes to nearly 20% of all fatal crashes each year.

If your family has been impacted by a fatal car accident, chances are that you will deal with more than just emotional pain and suffering. Car accidents often cause overwhelming financial consequences as well. Your family will most likely have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses and deal with lost earnings.

When victims lose their lives in auto accidents, due to these and other negligent, reckless, and malicious actions, their families may have legal options available to help them get justice. Reaching out to a skilled Gaines County wrongful death lawyer can ensure your family is able to get justice after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one.

Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers

Our Gaines County car accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm are committed to achieving the best results for our clients. Our lawyers completely understand the grief and inconsolable heartache that your family is dealing with after losing a loved one. We firmly believe that no settlement or paycheck will ever be large enough to compensate you for the loss of a loved one.

Your family deserves answers and we are committed to helping you get them. We will remain by your side and advocate to protect your best interests and legal rights every step of the way. Our law firm offers free consultations to all prospective clients. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team by calling 210-340-5550. We are available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your case and the legal options available to help you get justice.

Note: Our team used secondary sources when creating this post. These sources include but are not limited to local and state police reports, local news reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about the accident described. Our team has not independently verified all the facts surrounding this accident.  For this reason, if you locate any information that is incorrect, please let us know immediately so that we can correct the error. We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business and none of the information provided in this post is intended to be legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.