Goliad, TX – Zachary Wilkinson Killed in Truck Crash on US-183 N

Goliad, TX (January 24, 2023) – A fatal truck accident took place in the Goliad area that claimed one man’s life. On January 23, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a traffic crash that took place at approximately 11:25 a.m.

Investigative reports provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety show that Zachary Allen Wilkinson of Victoria, Texas, was driving a UPS 2019 Freightliner box truck on US Highway 183 North when his vehicle became involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Tedderrin Dontrell Powell, of Houston, Texas, was not injured in the crash.

Wilkinson suffered fatal injuries as a result of this truck crash. Authorities responded to the scene of the accident to provide care. However, he was pronounced deceased from his injuries.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

We offer our condolences to the family of Zachary Wilkinson at this time.

Fatal Truck Accidents in Texas

Goliad, TX – Zachary Wilkinson Killed in Truck Crash on US-183 N

Losing a loved one due to a fatal auto accident can be incredibly difficult for a family to endure. Unfortunately, accidents involving commercial trucks claimed the lives of more than 1200 people in 2021 alone. Every year, we see a drastic increase in the number of people who lose their lives as a result of big rig accidents, despite the laws and rules in place to protect motorists sharing the road.

Accidents involving semi-trucks are often far more complex than other types of vehicle collisions. This is due to the fact that there are several parties who can be held liable for any of the resulting damages that a family faces. Some liable parties following a fiddle truck crash can include:

  • Truck drivers: If the driver of the truck was engaging in some form of negligence while behind the wheel at the time of the accident, a lawsuit can be filed against them for damages.
  • Trucking company: If the truck company was negligent in their hiring practices, they can be held liable for any resulting vehicle accident.
  • The owner of the truck: If the owner of the truck let a person drive the vehicle without being qualified to do so, they can be held liable for their negligence.
  • The cargo company: When cargo companies negligently load tractor-trailers, it can result in the cargo spilling out all over the roadway. This can lead to a serious accident taking place. If cargo companies are negligent in their loading practices, they can be held liable for any resulting injuries or damages following a crash.
  • A truck maintenance company: If a company neglects to accurately maintain the vehicle, they can be held liable for any resulting injuries that their negligence causes. We see many truck accidents take place as a result of break failures, accelerator jams, and various other malfunctions that could have been prevented with routine maintenance.

If your loved one died as a result of a fatal truck crash, a wrongful death lawyer in Goliad can help you identify who is liable for the accident and take legal action against them.

The dedicated, seasoned Goliad truck accident lawyers at Rasansky Law Firm have decades of experience helping clients get the justice they deserve in our team is here to help your family get justice. We encourage you to reach out to our team at your earliest convenience by calling 214-651-6100 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and get started on protecting your legal rights.

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Disclaimer: As a valued member of the Dallas community, Rasansky Law Firm’s goal is to improve the safety of all residents in the great state of Texas. These posts should not be viewed as a solicitation for business and the information included herein should not be taken as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual crash scene.

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Note: The information that was utilized in this post was gathered from the use of secondary sources. This information used has not been confirmed or independently verified. If you locate any information that is not correct, please contact our firm as soon as possible so that we can make the appropriate corrections. If you find any information that is false, we will remove or correct the post immediately after it is brought to our attention.

Disclaimer: As a valued member of the Dallas community, Rasansky Law Firm’s goal is to improve the safety of all residents in the great state of Texas. These posts should not be viewed as a solicitation for business and the information included herein should not be taken as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual crash scene.

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