(Corpus Christi, January 27, 2020) Two men were killed in an accident with a semi-truck on U.S. Highway 181 outside Normanna last week. The Texas Department of Public Safety identified the victims as Mark Wesley Swisher, 61, of Fort Worth, and William Charles Mego, 74, of Arlington, who were both were killed when their Dodge pickup truck was struck head-on by an 18-wheeler.
Both victims were pronounced dead at the accident scene about 9:56 a.m. on Wednesday the 22nd about a mile south of Normanna in Bee County.
A male driver in a 2017 Peterbilt truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling south on U.S. 181. The pickup truck pulling a utility trailer was traveling north on U.S. 181. The driver of the semi veered into the northbound lane of U.S. 181 and struck the Dodge pickup head-on, according to DPS spokesman Nathan Brandley. Wet conditions on Highway 181 at the time of the crash may have contributed to the accident.
The driver of the 18-wheeler was transported to Spohn Shoreline Hospital in Corpus Christi with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. His name has not been released.
Sharing the Road with Trucks
With the explosion of trucks on Texas Highways, accidents between vehicles and semi-trailer trucks and commercial vehicles are on the rise. Truck accidents often occur when the vehicles are traveling in an unsafe manner or are loaded in an unsafe manner, causing catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths. In
In 2018 there were 536 fatal crashes involving Commercial Motor Vehicles (TXDot CMV involved crashes), these resulted in over 600 casualties and over over 1,300 serious injuries.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured due to the actions of commercial vehicles, contact an accident attorney who specializes in these cases to review your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for damages, medical treatments, and lost wages due to the incident.
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