Lubbock, TX (December 8, 2021) – One person has lost their life as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Monday morning in the Lubbock area. Just after 6 a.m., on December 6, the Lubbock Police Department was notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Marsha Sharp Freeway.
Reports show that a Ford Fusion was traveling west on Marsha Sharp Freeway when it collided with a Chrysler 200 near the Interstate 27 access road.
The driver of the Ford, 19-year-old Destiny Okoronkwo, sustained fatal injuries in the accident.
The driver of the Chrysler, 27-year-old Karlonte Jackson, and a passenger in the vehicle were both injured.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Karlonte Jackson and the second person who was injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Destiny Okoronkwo. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car 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.
There are many instances where people lose their lives in crashes due to the negligence of other motorists. We see far too many people involved in crashes due to drivers who are impaired, speeding, and those who fail to yield the right of way.
These and other acts of negligence continue to have an overwhelming impact on families who are forced to deal with the negative consequences of losing a loved one. When victims are killed in motor vehicle collisions, due to the negligence of others, families may have legal options available to help them move forward. Seeking the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Lubbock can help you get justice.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Lubbock car accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm have extensive experience helping bereaved families get justice. We are passionate about helping bereaved families who have endured the loss of loved ones hold negligent actors accountable. We strive to provide responsive and effective representation for clients that is compassionate to their needs.
Your family deserves answers and we are committed to helping you get them. We firmly believe that no settlement or paycheck will ever be large enough to compensate you for the loss of a loved one. For this reason, we strongly emphasize the pursuit of justice. We have recovered over $500 million in damages for victims and their families following accidents in the state of Texas.
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.
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