Brandi McDonald and Teen Girl Dies in Tragic Crash on IH-20 [Howard County, TX]

Brandi McDonald and Teen Girl Dies in Tragic Crash on IH-20 [Howard County, TX]

Mark McDaniel Injured in Solo-Vehicle Crash on Highway 20

Howard County, TX (February 6, 2024) On Saturday afternoon, 51-year-old Brandi McDonald and a 17-year-old girl were killed in a single-vehicle collision on IH-20.

According to the Texas DPS, the solo-vehicle crash happened at about 2:30 p.m. on eastbound Highway 20.

Reports say that an eastbound vehicle, driven by 58-year-old Mark McDaniel, crashed into a guardrail on the inside shoulder, officials say that the guardrail entered the car, injuring all the people inside.

Officials say that McDonald and the teenage girl were passengers in McDaniel’s vehicle. Moreover, officials pronounced the teenager dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, McDonald was rushed to Scenic Mountain Medical Center, however, she ultimately succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Authorities say that McDaniel was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

DPS is investigating the solo-vehicle crash and has not released further details at this time.


Sweet Lawyers expresses our sympathies to the bereaved families of Brandi McDonald and the 17-year-old girl who died in the single-vehicle collision on IH-20. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.


Tragic Crash on IH-20 Kills Teenage Girl and Brandi McDonald

Dealing with a loved one’s sudden and tragic death is indeed painful. It would certainly take a lot of time to recover from this loss.

However, the worst part to consider is when the death was a result of other people’s negligence.

That is why hiring a legal expert who can help you with a possible wrongful death claim is one of the best decisions one could make during this time.

Moreover, it is helpful to know that each state has its laws covering who can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the deceased.

These people are those who are related to or depend financially on the person who died. The law usually allows the following people to file a wrongful death case:

  • Surviving spouses;
  • Domestic partners (registered domestic partnership);
  • Children of the deceased;
  • Financial dependents, parents, and minors under the care of the deceased;
  • Personal representatives.
  • These people can differ from state to state.

A Sweet Lawyers Attorney Can Help

To the loved ones of the deceased in the solo-vehicle crash on Highway 20, reach out to us. Let us help you discover if you can file a case on behalf of your departed loved one.

With 40 years of practice, Sweet Lawyers is confident that we can tackle your wrongful death lawsuit and help you recover. Our legal experts are here to guide you during your legal battle.

Call our offices right now at (800) 674-7852 and let us help you get justice for your family. Our consultation is free and confidential.

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