Midland, TX –Four people from Tom Green County were injured Thursday afternoon following a fatal crash involving a large pickup and a 18-wheeler driven by Joseph A. Davis of Cutler Bay Florida.
According to reports, Texas DPS officers were dispatched to the scene at the intersection of FM 1379 and County Road 160 for a major accident.
The crash involved an 18-wheeler and a Dodge Ram 2500 containing 4 including Jeremiah Osgood, 34, of Christoval, Texas, Jose Ramirez, 47, of Odessa, Nathaniel Davidson, 28, of San Angelo, and Joshua Fitts, 28, of San Angelo, Texas.
Officials indicated that the smaller truck was pulling a trailer south on FM 1379 when the 18-wheeler allegedly ram a stop sign and caused the crash. Tragically, Mr. Davis was pronounced dead on the scene.
Although DPS has conducted their own report, it’s important to conduct an independent investigation of the scene right away to preserve evidence. Trucking companies send tactical teams out to these scenes to “collect” evidence, and often times, evidence can be altered or lost.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the passengers of the Dodge Ram may have the right to pursue a potential personal injury lawsuit. It’s important to contact an experienced truck accident lawyer who knows how to deal with the large trucking companies and their larger insurers. An attorney will vigorously advocate to level the playing field and make sure the injured parties are adequately compensated.