Samuel Oatman of Canton Killed in Highway 19 Collision [Canton, TX]

Samuel Oatman of Canton Killed in Highway 19 Collision [Canton, TX]

Passenger Sustains Injuries in HWY 19 Fatal Crash

Canton, TX (Aug. 3, 2023) – On Tuesday, Samuel Oatman, a 48-year-old man from Canton was killed in a Highway 19 collision.

According to the DPS accident report, Oatman was driving a northbound 2005 Volkswagen GLI on the freeway.

He was attempting a left turn but was rear-ended by a 2005 GMC Yukon driven by 62-year-old Jess Alford III of South Padre Island. 

Immediately, the rescuers rushed Oatman to an area hospital where he died while his passenger was transported to an Athens hospital.

Investigating officers said Alford failed to control his speed.


Sweet Lawyers express our sympathies to the family and friends of Samuel Oatman. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.


Samuel Oatman Dies in 2-Vehicle Crash

Moreover, the road accident rate in Texas continues to increase, rather than decrease. That is despite the additional safety features on newer vehicle models.

The increasing crash rate reflects that auto accidents are becoming rampant. Incidents like the Highway 19 collision are a leading cause of death for individuals ages 5-64.

As a matter of fact, according to the NHTSA, two out of three motorists will be involved in an auto accident during their life.

“Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one,” says Mark Sweet, of Sweet Lawyers.

Indeed, with our seasoned wrongful death lawyers, you only need to tend to your well-being. Our team will focus on your legal claim.

With over 40 years of experience in the legal field, we know what it takes to win your case.

Our attorneys will fight to achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family truly deserve.

So, to the bereaved of Samuel Oatmancall us at (800) 674 7852. Let us help you with your wrongful death claim.

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