Jonathan Holland and Another Killed in Highway 79 Collision [Rusk County, TX]

Jonathan Holland and Another Killed in Highway 79 Collision [Rusk County, TX]

HWY 79 Multi-Vehicle Crash Kills Henderson ISD Student and Henderson ISD Graduate

Rusk County, TX (November 3, 2023) – Driver Jonathan Holland, 18, of Henderson, and his passenger Addison Shepard, 10, also of Henderson, were killed in a Highway 79 collision Thursday afternoon.

The multi-vehicle collision happened around 5:30 p.m. killing a Henderson ISD student and a Henderson ISD graduate.

According to the investigators, Holland was eastbound on the highway in a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado and slowed down to make a left turn. 

At the same time, Brianne Shutter, 36, also of Henderson, was traveling behind Holland in a 2019 Jeep Wrangler. 

The accident report noted that Shutter failed to control her speed and rear-ended Holland’s vehicle, causing it pickup to cross into the westbound lane of Highway 79, where it was hit by a 2018 Ram 2500 pickup towing a trailer.

Holland and Shepard were both declared dead at the scene.

The paramedics rushed Shutter to Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, while her passenger was transported to LSU Hospital in Shreveport, LA.


Sweet Lawyers express sympathies to the families and friends of Jonathan Holland and Addison Shepard. Our hearts are with you through these trying times. 


Jonathan Holland and Addison Shepard Dead in Rusk County Collision

We at Sweet Lawyers understand that losing a loved one is devastating.

The pain gets worse if you still have to deal with the legalities of a wrongful death case. When this happens, you need the help of legal experts to fight for you and to get the justice your loved one deserves.

The benefit of getting yourself a wrongful death attorney is that they will help you get compensation for the economic and non-economic damages incurred because of the untimely death.

However, it is better to understand that there is a time limit for the bereaved to take legal action in a wrongful death case. These restrictions are called the statute of limitations. It will only allow you to file a wrongful death lawsuit within a certain time. When these expire, the legal claim is no longer valid. Thus, the loved ones can no longer file a lawsuit.

Also, it is essential to know that these time limitations vary from state to state and case to case.

Facing the Aftermath of Deadly Collision

Talk to us here at Sweet Lawyers if you lost a loved one in a vehicle crash. Our legal experts will guide you on a possible wrongful death claim.

When you hire us, our attorneys will do their best to ensure you get the maximum settlement. They will speak to witnesses and analyze evidence.

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