Stratford, TX - Fatal Head-On Semi-Truck Crash at Spruce St & US-54

Stratford, TX (August 28, 2023) - One person was killed after two semi-trucks collided head-on outside of Stratford on Friday, August 25. 

The deadly accident was reported near the crossing of Spruce Street and US-54 at around 9:20 p.m. It was reported that an 18-wheeler was traveling eastbound on US-287 when it crashed head-on with an oncoming tractor-trailer. The impact caused one of the trucks to catch fire and explode. 

Emergency responders were able to rescue the driver of the westbound semi through the window. They were treated at the scene by attending medical personnel. Authorities were not able to extricate the other truck driver as the vehicle was on its side. The trucker was later pronounced dead at the scene. 

The area was closed for several hours while emergency responders were present. The identities of the involved parties have not been provided at this time. 

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

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

Deadly Semi-Truck Accidents in Texas

Stratford, TX - Fatal Head-On Semi-Truck Crash at Spruce St & US-54There are few things as devastating as a collision involving a semi-truck or another large commercial vehicle. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), there were 5,260 semi-truck crashes reported across the state in 2022, and there were a total of 6,710 motor vehicle accidents on the state’s roads and highways that year. There were 1,228 people killed in 928 fatal trucking accidents. This figure is nearly double the national average. When two massive vehicles like these collide head-on, the resulting injuries and damages can be even more catastrophic for those involved. When you pursue a claim relating to an 18-wheeler crash, it can be extremely complicated. The size and nature of these vehicles can mean that recovering compensation is often quite difficult for those without the right legal representation. You need to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with a qualified Texas truck accident lawyer. If you lost a loved one in a deadly semi-truck accident, you need to make sure you are prepared to take the legal action necessary to ensure that the person responsible is brought to justice. Death is a part of our lives, but it is always difficult when someone close to us is taken too soon. When the loss is caused by the reckless actions of another person, it can be even harder to bear. It is natural that surviving family members will want to be able to pursue justice. Texas has statutes that allow families suffering from a serious loss to pursue compensation for damages. Rasansky Law Firm is here to help you if you have lost a loved one in a deadly trucking accident. Our team of Stratford wrongful death lawyers is here to help you every step of the way. If you have any questions following a deadly semi-truck crash, contact our offices today at 214-651-6100. 



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