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Palestine, TX – Kandy Sexton Fatally Struck by Vehicle on S Loop 356 near Old Elkhart Rd

by | Jan 19, 2022 | Wrongful Death | 0 comments

Palestine, TX (January 19, 2022) – An auto accident reported on Saturday evening claimed one woman’s life in Palestine. At around 9:30 p.m., on January 15, the police responded to the scene of a crash on South Loop 356.

Reports from local authorities show that 41-year-old Kandy Sexton was struck by a white Ford pickup truck on Interstate 20 near Old Elkhart Road.

Sexton suffered fatal injuries in the accident and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Ford, 30-year-old Colby Gholston, fled the scene of the accident. Gholston was later apprehended and charged with driving while intoxicated.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Kandy Sexton. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas

Palestine, TX – Kandy Sexton Fatally Struck by Vehicle on S Loop 356 near Old Elkhart RdEvery day, pedestrian accidents take place across our state. Quite often, they are caused by drivers who fail to use appropriate care while operating their vehicles. Being involved in a Texas pedestrian accident can be life-changing. Thousands of people are left with debilitating injuries that drastically impact nearly every aspect of their lives. Although there are many treatment options available for victims, there is no guarantee that they will fully recover. Regrettably, many people end up losing their lives due to pedestrian accidents.

Between 2019 and 2020, the number of pedestrian fatalities across the state of Texas increased by nearly 8.5%. This increase resulted in more than 700 people losing their lives in these often preventable accidents.

When pedestrians are killed in accidents, due to the negligence of others, families may have legal options available to help them move forward. Seeking the assistance of a Palestine wrongful death lawyer can help you get justice. A skilled legal team will review the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident and determine what options are available for you to move forward and get justice for your loved one.

Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers

Our Palestine pedestrian accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm completely understand the grief and inconsolable heartache that your family is dealing with after losing a loved one. Though taking legal action against the at-fault party may be the last thing on your mind, pursuing a wrongful death claim can help your family get compensation to help cover various costs you face during the grieving process.

Wrongful death claims may help you get compensation for:

  • Any medical treatment needed for your loved one
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Financial losses, including lost earnings and inheritance benefits
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium

If your loved one has lost their life in an accident, you must take legal action immediately. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team. Call 210-340-5550 any time to see how we can help you. We are available around the clock to take your call and discuss your case.

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.