Texas Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed After Truck Accident Kills Two

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the Texas Department of Transportation and others as the result of a truck accident that killed a boy and his grandfather last month.

The Texas truck accident lawsuit was filed by Melissa Hinkle, who lost her 13 year-old son, Casey, and 63 year-old father, Gervious, when a tractor trailer rear-ended their Ford Explorer on a stretch of interstate that was being repaired near Gainsville. Melissa Hinkle also suffered extensive personal injuries in the accident.

In addition to the truck driver and truck owner, the Texas Department of Transportation and KKM Construction, who were the contractors performing roadwork in the area, were named as defendants in the wrongful death claim.

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According to the complaint, Hinkle alleges that the accident was partially caused by traffic problems resulting from the construction work on a stretch of Interstate 35 six miles from the site of the crash. The accident occurred when the truck encountered the slowed traffic and struck the back of the Ford Explorer.

The lawsuit was filed on August 6 in Cooke County’s 25th District Court in Gainesville, three days after another fatal truck accident occurred on the same stretch of Texas highway. The new accident also occurred on August 3, during a traffic jam resulting from a state-sponsored KKM Construction project. Once again, a tractor-trailer failed to stop and slammed into other vehicles, causing three more deaths and two other serious injuries.


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