Minnesota Man Nicholas Schintgen Killed in Highway 69 Collision [Cherokee County, TX]

Minnesota Man Nicholas Schintgen Killed in Highway 69 Collision [Cherokee County, TX]

HWY 69 Deadly Crash Under Investigation

Cherokee County, TX (March 27, 2024) – 44-year-old Nicholas Schintgen of Minnesota was killed following a Highway 69 collision Friday.

Investigators said Nelson Terrell, 38, of Houston, was driving a southbound tractor-trailer at unsafe speeds when he lost control and struck the vehicle driven by Schintgen.

As a result, Schintgen’s vehicle veered off the west edge of the road and struck a tree. Police declared Schintgen deceased at the scene.

Troopers are still investigating this fatal collision.


Sweet Lawyers would like to extend our sympathies to the loved ones of Nicholas Schintgen. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.


Nicholas Schintgen Dies in Rusk Vehicle Crash

Dealing with a loved one’s sudden and tragic death is indeed painful. It would undoubtedly 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 to help with a possible wrongful death claim is one of the best decisions one could make now.

Moreover, knowing that each state has laws covering who can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the deceased is helpful. These people 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.

Reach out to Sweet Lawyers if you lost a loved one in a traffic accident. Let us help you discover if you can file a case for your departed loved one.

With over 40 years of practice, Sweet Lawyers is confident 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 at (800) 674-7852 and let us help you get justice for your family.

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