Amarillo, TX – Driver Dies in Head-on Crash with Semi on I-40

Amarillo, TX (April 23, 2024) – There were fatal injuries after a head-on collision in the Amarillo area on Saturday, April 20. The fatal accident was reported on Interstate 40 WB early that morning around 1:30 a.m. Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties. 

According to local reports, a driver was traveling eastbound in a 2023 Chevrolet Equinox in the westbound lanes when they collided head-on with an 18-wheeler. The driver, 36-year-old Dustin Lorenzana, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported in the crash. The area was temporarily closed while emergency units were present, and tow trucks were needed to remove the resulting debris in order to reopen the road to outside traffic. No further information on the deadly accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

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

Fatal Head-on Collisions in Texas

Amarillo, TX - Driver Dies in Head-on Crash with Semi on I-40Head-on collisions between two cars can have devastating consequences in terms of injuries and other damages. The force of impact involved is tremendous, and this is why these crashes are over-represented in national roadway deaths. According to statistics, head-on crashes account for roughly 10 percent of roadway fatalities, despite making up roughly 2 percent of traffic fatalities nationwide. According to findings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), these collisions have a nearly 56 percent fatality rate, making them some of the deadliest types of crashes on American roads. After a deadly crash, you may be able to pursue lost compensation by working closely with a trained wrongful death lawyer. 

Nobody should have to lose a loved one as a result of the carelessness of another. Families are sometimes reluctant to turn a family member’s death into a legal issue. After a fatal accident, you might not even know how to file a lawsuit. To find the best course of action, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Texas law permits the surviving party’s representative to file a wrongful death claim and obtain compensation. To ensure that your legal rights are protected in the event of a fatal accident, you should work with an experienced attorney to handle your case from start to finish. 

A deadly crash is never easy, and it can be hard to handle the aftermath of a fatal accident on your own. The legal team at Rasansky Law Firm is here to help you during this difficult time. We understand that you are grieving the loss of a loved one, and you may be unprepared to take legal action. Our Amarillo wrongful death lawyers are here to help you every step of the way. We can answer any questions that you may have about your legal rights during a free consultation. If you are ready to get to work on your case, contact our law offices today at 214-651-6100. 



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