Two Women Killed, One Injured in Liberty County Truck Crash on Hwy 59

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 2-Aug-2013

An accident involving a semi-truck in Liberty County left two people dead on Thursday afternoon when a minivan was struck by the big rig, causing the passenger vehicle to overturn, officials reported.

The truck accident occurred on Hwy 59 near CR 3995. A third victim was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of injuries endured as a result of the wreck. That woman’s condition has not yet been released.

The driver of the truck initially left the scene of the accident but returned shortly thereafter, according to a report published by KTRK News.

One of the women who was killed in the tragic accident was identified 55-year-old Lufkin resident, Tana Roy, who is the wife of a Lufkin associate pastor at Denman Avenue Baptist Church. Her mother, 79-year-old Helen Stopak, was also killed in the truck accident. The third woman in the vehicle, identified as 52-year-old Jenny Young, suffered injuries as a result of the auto accident. Police do not believe the women who were killed were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

As a result of the initial collision, where the truck clipped the minivan, that minivan overturned in a subsequent rollover wreck. While the initial contact may not have provoked injuries in the victims within the minivan, the rollover may have been tied to some of the more serious problems the three women experienced as a result.

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Rollover accidents where vehicles fail to protect victims and help keep them within the vehicle, the repercussions can be serious, provoking head injuries, brain injuries, spine injuries and other life threatening injuries caused by ejection or even the crushing blows of the vehicle’s roof.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or lost their life because of the negligence of another driver, call our San Antonio truck accident lawyers or visit any of the 10 office locations for our South Texas personal injury law firm for a free case evaluation today. We care. We can help.


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