Mary Merlino of Mineola Killed in Highway 287 Tragic Collision [Anderson County, TX]

 Mary Merlino of Mineola Killed in Highway 287 Tragic Collision [Anderson County, TX]

Brian Scruggs and Others Hurt in Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collision on US 287

Anderson County, TX (January 30, 2024) On Saturday evening, 22-year-old Mary Merlino of Mineola, and a driver died, while 3 others were hurt in a tragic collision on Highway 287.

According to the Texas DPS, the fatal multi-vehicle collision happened at about 6:18 p.m. on U.S. Highway 287.

Reports say that 22-year-old Brian Scruggs was driving a Chevrolet Silverado that rear-ended a Honda Accord driven by a Palestine woman. The impact of the crash pushed the Honda to collide with a Ford Taurus head-on.

The collision killed the driver of the Ford, along with Merlino, who were the passenger on the Ford.

Meanwhile, after the collision with the Honda, Scruggs’ vehicle drove off the roadway into a tree. Medics rushed Scruggs and both the driver and passenger of the Ford to the hospital.

Authorities are investigating the fatal collision and have not released further information at this time.


Sweet Lawyers express sympathies to the bereaved families of Mary Merlino and the driver who died in the tragic collision on Highway 287. Our hearts are with you through these trying times. We also wish the injured parties a quick recovery.


Multi-Vehicle Collision on US 287 Results in Mary Merlino and Another’s Death

Each year, around 20-50 million people suffer injuries due to road accidents. However, not everyone properly knows what one should do following a fatal traffic accident.

Moreover, enduring the unexpected can feel impossible to do alone. The silver lining is, you do not have to.

The most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash like the tragic collision on Highway 287 is hiring a legal attorney.

Legal attorneys prioritize your recovery while securing your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.

Frankly, no one wants to be in a tragic accident. However, if you lost a loved one due to a reckless driver, reach out to us.

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