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Fred Gunn Jr. Dies in a Head-on Collision Caused by a Ford Pickup Tire Blowout on State Highway 21, Crockett, Texas

Crockett, Texas — A man died when the 2013 Ford pickup truck he was traveling in had a tire blowout. The blowout caused the pickup truck to swing into oncoming traffic, colliding with a 2019 Freightliner semi-trailer and then catching fire.

 The Ford pickup truck driver, Fred Gunn Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi-trailer was unharmed in the accident.

No further updates have been provided.

Tire failures may result from mistakes by a tire manufacturer or repair shop.

Tire failures that lead to a complete loss of control don’t just happen. This type of crash is often the result of someone messing up. This could be a bad repair job, the wrong tire being installed on a vehicle, or a tire being defective when it left the manufacturer. Tire blowouts caused by one of these mistakes are extremely dangerous because the consumer is completely unaware there is anything wrong.

To know what happened in this incident, trained professionals must recover what is left of the tire and examine it for possible defects or other factors that could have contributed to its failure.



The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.



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