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Texas political figure dies in fatal truck accident

A 59-year-old Texas woman, who grew up in San Antonio and who had worked for the administration of former President Bill Clinton and later for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was recently killed in a multi-car accident, according to a news report.

On the day of the fatal accident, Grace Garcia was reportedly traveling as a passenger on Interstate 35 near Waxahachie, Texas. The car she was traveling in had stopped on the highway after coming upon another accident in which a tractor had overturned on the median. The driver of the tractor, who was mowing the grass in the area at the time of the crash, had been killed. While the vehicle that Garcia was in was stopped, it was suddenly struck from behind by an 18-wheeler. 

It is the duty of every driver to be vigilant for obstructions on the road ahead, as well as slow-moving or stopped traffic. Rear-end accidents can often times be an indication that the driver failed in that duty. It is unknown at this time whether criminal charges and/or or a wrongful death lawsuit will be filed against the driver of the 18-wheeler or the owners of the truck involved in the fatal accident.

The death of the well-known member of the Texas political scene is a somber reminder of the dangers we all face on the roadways across the country. Those affected by truck accidents may want to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney to learn about their available legal rights.

Source: San Antonio Express-News, “Annie’s List executive director Grace Garcia dies in accident,” Peggy Fikac, June 3, 2014

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