Jefferson, TX (January 4, 2022) – An accident reported on Saturday morning in Marion County has claimed one man’s life while leaving a woman with serious injuries. At around 3 p.m., on January 1, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Texas State Highway 49.
Reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety show that 51-year-old Phillip Couch was driving a 2022 Freightliner west on Texas State Highway 49 while towing a trailer. For unknown reasons, the vehicle collided with a 2006 Ford Ranger.
The driver of the Ford, 30-year-old Dustin Coston, suffered fatal injuries in the accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Couch was not injured in the crash. His passenger, 37-year-old Ann Rahe, sustained incapacitating injuries and was rushed to a local hospital for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Ann Rahe at this time. We hope for her full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Dustin Coston. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas
The last time the state of Texas saw one day with no traffic-related fatalities was November 7, 2000. In the 21 years since that day, more than 70,000 people have lost their lives while traveling in our state. Motor vehicle accidents in Texas take the lives of more than 3,900 people each year. Accidents involving semi-trucks and commercial vehicles account for more than 530 fatal crashes. These vehicles are much larger than other passenger vehicles sharing the road. As a result, they are more likely to be destructive in collisions.
Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can be life-changing. Most likely, you will have to deal with towering financial consequences. You may no longer have a source of income that your family has grown to depend on. You may face towering medical expenses. You may have to cover tens of thousands of dollars in funeral costs.
Rather than trying to deal with the negative consequences alone, you can benefit greatly by reaching out to our Jefferson wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible. Our team can help you hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions so you are able to move forward in the best way possible.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Jefferson truck accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm are committed to helping families get justice after losing loved ones in crashes. We provide thorough and effective representation for our clients that not only protects their legal rights but ensures their best interests are reflected throughout the entire legal process.
Families can rest assured knowing that our team proactively makes every effort to ensure they secure the best possible outcome for their claims.
Your family deserves answers and we are committed to helping you get them. If your loved one has lost their life in an accident, due to the negligence of another motorist, do not wait to get the justice you deserve. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers at your earliest convenience by calling 210-340-5550 to see how we can help you.
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