Petty, TX (February 27, 2022) – A crash reported in Lamar County claimed one man’s life. At around 9 p.m., on February 22, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a crash on US Highway 82.
Reports from local authorities indicate that a 2021 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck was traveling west in the 15000 block of US Highway 82. For unknown reasons, the truck crashed into the rear of a Mahindra 8000 Tractor.
The driver of the tractor, 38-year-old Jake Rempel, was ejected from the vehicle. Rempel suffered fatal injuries in the accident and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the Chevrolet, 35-year-old James Christy, was transported to a local hospital for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with James Christy at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jake Rempel. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Motor 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. Sharing roads with drivers who are speeding, impaired, or distracted can drastically increase the chances that accidents will occur.
Dealing with the mental and emotional challenges during the grieving process is only made worse by towering medical expenses, funeral costs, and other financial burdens. You may face towering medical expenses. You may have to cover tens of thousands of dollars in funeral costs. If your loved one has lost their life in an accident, due to the negligence of another driver, you may have legal options available to help you move forward.
By reaching out to a wrongful death lawyer in Petty as soon as possible, you can explore the legal options available to help your family move forward after enduring the loss of a loved one.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Petty 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.
Our law firm was established with the goal of helping people protect their legal rights. To date, we have remained committed to helping each client we work with obtain the outcome they expect for their legal claims. When it comes to helping families get justice after a loved one, we provide the most responsive and trusted representation for our clients to ensure they are in the best position possible to do so.
Our lawyers are available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the legal options you have moving forward. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team by calling 210-340-5550.
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.
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