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Texas woman killed in U.S. 277 crash

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 60-year-old Bronte woman died as the result of a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 277 on Dec. 27. The crash happened at approximately 6:35 p.m. about a half mile north of Bronte.

Authorities said a 2007 Workhorse Custom Van was traveling south on U.S. 277 when it crossed the centerline and struck a northbound 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck head-on. The van was flipped on its right side by the force of the collision, and the pickup truck completely rolled over once before landing upright in a ditch.

The Ford driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by a Coke County official. The Workhorse driver, a 37-year-old San Angelo woman, was taken to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

DPS officials stated they were still investigating the cause of the accident. A trooper from the San Angelo sector is leading the investigation. Weather conditions were cloudy but dry at the time of the crash.

When someone is killed in a car accident, the family left behind can face tremendous financial hardship in addition to their emotional loss. If the police accident investigation determines that the crash was caused by a negligent driver such as a distracted driver or someone who was texting and driving, the victim's family may wish to enlist the aid of an attorney to file a civil wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages. By establishing an at-fault driver's liability for their loved one's death in court, a family may recover monetary compensation for their losses, including medical expenses, lost inheritance, loss of companionship, and funeral and burial costs.

Source: San Angelo LIVE, "Bronte Woman Killed in Crash with Van Delivery Truck on U.S. 277", Joe Hyde, December 28, 2014

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