Hereford, TX — February 8, 2019, Laura Hernandez-Cervantes sustained fatal injuries following an accident where her vehicle and an 18-wheeler collided.

According to information released by the Texas Department of Public Safety, the accident happened about 4 miles west of town along US Highway 60.

Initial reports claim that 34-year-old Hernandez-Cervantes was driving a vehicle along the outside lane of the highway. She reportedly went across the left lane toward the median, putting her into the path of an 18-wheeler. The 18-wheeler then collided into her vehicle.

Due to the severity of the wreck, Hernandez-Cervantes sustained critical injuries. She died at the scene of the crash. It appears no one else was injured in the accident.

At this time, police have released no additional information surrounding the accident.

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Commentary

Whenever I read about a serious wreck like this, I always have a concern about where police got their facts. Sometimes, they have extensive physical evidence and several witness accounts to support their story. Other times, their reports are based on nothing more than the statements of those involved in the accident. Well when the truck driver is the only survivor, one can see how a one-sided story could present challenges.

And I don’t mean to suggest that the details given here are dishonest in anyway. What I’m saying is that it’s always best to have an independent, impartial professional look into the crash. An accident reconstructionist can help ensure that all factors surrounding the crash get the attention they deserve and all the facts come to light.

With those facts in hand, it’s possible that an independent report would corroborate what police say happened here. It’s also possible there are crucial details that officers overlooked. At the end of the day, a family lost their loved one as a result of this terrible incident. They deserve to know that the story they’re getting is the complete one.

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