Person Dies in Interstate 40 Hit-and-Run Crash [Wheeler County, TX]

Person Dies in Interstate 40 Hit-and-Run Crash [Wheeler County, TX]

Fatal Traffic Accident Near the Texas-Oklahoma State Line

Wheeler County, TX (March 4, 2023) – On Friday morning, a person sustained fatal injuries following an Interstate 40 hit-and-run crash.

The fatal traffic accident took place near the Texas-Oklahoma state line.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Cindy Barkley said a person had car trouble and pulled off the side of the westbound freeway.

Unfortunately, a vehicle struck the person and fled the scene. There is no available vehicle description.

In the meantime, the authorities are investigating the hit-and-run crash and they are looking for the suspect vehicle.


Our team of legal experts here at Sweet Lawyers would like to send our condolences to the family of the deceased in the Interstate 40 hit-and-run crash. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.


Speak With Our Lawyers in Case of Traffic Accidents

Did you know that a person is injured in a Texas motor vehicle accident every 2 minutes? According to the Texas Department of Transportation, they receive road accident report every 57 seconds. Between 2020 and 2021, there was a 4.17% increase in accident-related deaths on Texas roadways.

Indeed, traffic safety is no laughing matter. The dangers of driving continue to rise, yet the public is forced to put their lives at stake on the road each day.

Moreover, enduring an unexpected fatal loss can feel impossible to do alone. The silver lining is, you do not have to. Consulting with an experienced attorney who can help you with a possible wrongful death claim is the best thing you can do following the deadly incident.

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

These people are related to or depend financially on the victim. 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

Call us at (800) 674 7852 if you lost a loved one in an incident similar to the Interstate 40 hit-and-run crash. We at Sweet Lawyers would be very glad to discuss with you possible ways how we can help you with your legal case.

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