Odessa, TX - Delfino Acosta-Contreras Killed in Semi Crash on Loop 338

Odessa, TX (November 18, 2023) - On Tuesday, November 14, a man was killed following a crash involving an 18-wheeler in the Odessa area. The accident was reported on Loop 338 EB near Bates Field Road at around 9:58 a.m. Local reports revealed that 64-year-old Delfino C. Acosta-Contreras was traveling westbound on Hammett Road when he collided with an international truck. He then crashed into a Freightliner truck towing a trailer. 

Acosta-Contreras sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. At this time, no additional information on the deadly accident is currently available. Local law enforcement officials are handling the ongoing crash investigation, and more information will be provided as the investigation continues. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Delfino Acosta-Contreras at this time.

Texas Deadly 18-Wheeler Crashes

Odessa, TX - Delfino Acosta-Contreras Killed in Semi Crash on Loop 338According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are more than 57,000 commercial truck accidents in the United States each year. Large semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are involved in many of these crashes. Over 6,700 collisions involving semi-trucks occurred in Texas in 2022, accounting for over 10 percent of all truck collisions reported in the country. Every year, commercial trucks travel more than 31 billion miles across Texas.

A deadly collision can be difficult to handle, and losing a loved one is likely the hardest situation we will encounter during our lifetimes. When someone close to you is killed in a collision, you need to be sure that you check to see what legal options are available to you. Texas state law provides residents with the ability to pursue a wrongful death claim if a family member is killed in a semi-truck accident. These types of claims are notoriously difficult, and you should not try to handle them on your own. You need to enlist the help of a trained Texas personal injury lawyer with years of experience handling wrongful death lawsuits. 

A large truck can cause complete devastation in the event of a crash. These massive vehicles can weigh several times more than a standard passenger car, and when fully loaded, they are known to cause fatal injuries when traveling at highway speeds. For these reasons and more, semi-trucks are involved in a substantial number of deadly roadway crashes each year in the United States. You need to make sure you are able to take action if someone close to you is unfairly killed in a serious collision. 

The legal team at Rasansky Law Firm is here to help after a deadly 18-wheeler collision. We will do everything in our power to ensure your legal rights are protected and that the person responsible is brought to justice for their role in the deadly crash. Our Odessa wrongful death lawyers have years of experience helping Texas families pursue successful wrongful death suits, and we are here to answer any questions you may have during a free consultation. Contact our law offices today at 214-651-6100 to get started on your case. 



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