San Augustine, TX - Deputy Killed in Tractor-Semi Crash at TX-103 & TX-147

San Augustine, TX (September 1, 2023) - A Shelby County deputy was killed after a crash involving a tractor-trailer in San Augustine on Tuesday, August 29. 

The deadly accident occurred near the intersection of TX-103 and TX-147 early that morning at around 7:30 a.m. The 25-year-old sheriff’s deputy was traveling northbound in a marked patrol vehicle when he was hit by a westbound 2014 Peterbilt truck tractor semi-trailer. The patrol car crashed into the trailer of the commercial rig. 

The area was completely shut down while emergency responders were present. The injured deputy suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead. 

The identity of the deceased has been withheld. No further information has been provided at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is in progress. More information will be made public as it progresses. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Semi-Truck Accidents in Texas

San Augustine, TX - Deputy Killed in Tractor-Semi Crash at TX-103 & TX-147Texas is a state that has a large number of deadly trucking accidents. In fact, the state makes up more than 10 percent of fatal trucking accidents in the nation each year. Statistics show that there are 2,000 injuries and 300 fatalities in every 15,000 semi-truck crashes on average. There were more than 19,000 commercial vehicle accidents reported in Texas in 2022. These crashes resulted in 685 fatalities and 3,820 injuries. It is an unfortunate reality that 18-wheeler crashes are some of the most devastating types of auto accidents possible. Texas leads the nation in trucking fatalities, and it is common for residents and visitors in the state to be involved in a catastrophic semi-truck crash. You need to make sure that you are ready to take action and protect your legal rights if you or a loved one is seriously hurt or killed in an 18-wheeler accident in the state of Texas. This can help make sure that you are able to pursue maximum compensation for your damages and injuries resulting from the incident. Texas has many large highways that crisscross the state, and the state serves a key role in the transportation industry of the United States. It is common to share the road with large semi-trucks, and there are millions of rigs on the road during any given year. The speed and weight of these vehicles mean that they are capable of inflicting devastating injuries in the event of a traffic accident. Even a smaller commercial rig will be much larger than a personal car, and those inside the passenger vehicle will be at greater risk of suffering life-threatening injuries. Rasansky Law Firm has years of experience helping injured parties pursue full compensation after a semi-truck accident. Our team of San Augustine wrongful death lawyers is here to help you pursue full compensation for your injuries. Contact our law offices today at 214-651-6100 to discuss your claim. We will be here to help you every step of the way as you go through your personal injury claim. 



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