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Member of U.S. Coast Guard victim of fatal accident in Texas

There was a terrible car crash in Texas on a recent Saturday. It left a woman in another state grief-stricken as several of her family members were involved. The fatal accident occurred just before 6:30 a.m. on Highway 158.

A man serving in the U.S. Coast Guard at Corpus Christi was traveling with his three children that day. He had recently remarried and was on his way to his new wife's old house to move her belongings to the home they'd be sharing. At some point, an eastbound vehicle driven by a 25-year-old man smashed into the family's vehicle.

The young man's pickup truck had apparently veered across a median before hitting the car that had been traveling westward. The father and two of his children died upon impact. A 16-year-old daughter was transported to a nearby hospital for emergency care but is said to have died during surgery.

The man's former wife -- the mother of the three children -- was obviously devastated upon learning of their deaths. She also expressed frustration that she was not told until 12 hours later and still had no idea her daughter had initially survived the accident. Criminal charges have reportedly been filed against the man deemed responsible for the accident. Others in Texas who have suffered similar losses in the past have sought justice for deceased loved ones by filing and litigating wrongful death claims in civil court. This is one means of seeking to hold a negligent driver fully accountable for a fatal accident.

Source:, "Alabama mother loses her children and ex-husband in deadly crash", Prescotte Stokes, Jan. 19, 2017

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