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Charles Wallace Killed in a Multi-Collision Accident with a Dump Truck on Highway 78 in Fannin County, Texas

Fannin County, TX—  A man was killed in a multi-collision accident Tuesday on SH-78.

According to reports, two cars were stopped in a northbound lane, waiting to turn left, when a dump truck rear-ended the second vehicle. The impact caused the vehicle to be pushed into the southbound lanes, where it collided with a commercial truck.

The driver of the commercial truck, Charles Wallace, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities reported no other injuries.

Crashes like this must stop

How could this happen? Commercial drivers are trained to understand how dangerous it is to drive a commercial vehicle on public roads. They know that if they are not paying attention for any reason, people can and will die. Dump trucks are too big. Drivers of these vehicles must exercise the highest level of caution and care to protect the motoring public around them.

What was going on here to prevent the driver from stopping in time? This needs to be investigated by trained professionals who can get answers. Was the driver trained properly? Was the driver allowed to be on the road in the first place? Was the driver texting or under the influence? What about the trucking company? How many crashes like this has the company been involved in before this one?

This was an entirely preventable crash that left an innocent man dead. The surviving family deserves answers and justice from all wrongdoers.



The Ammons Law Firm represents clients across Texas in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation.

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