Sonny Reynolds Killed, Crystal Taylor-Williams Injured in Potter County, TX Crossover Crash
Potter County, TX — August 11, 2022, 51-year-old Sonny Reynolds died and two people were injured in a four-vehicle head-on crash in Potter County.
According to reports the incident happened Thursday along Tascosa Road (RM 1061) near Saddleback Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a Freightliner semi-truck was southbound on the roadway when it crossed left of center for unknown reasons. After entering the northbound lane it crashed head-on with a U-Haul truck towing a passenger vehicle. A Dodge Ram pickup truck behind the U-Haul also crashed into the impact site. All four involved vehicles caught fire.
Reynolds, driving the U-Haul, was fatally injured in the wreck. The crossover semi-truck driver, 29-year-old Nehemias Trevino, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to an Amarillo hospital. The pickup driver, 51-year-old Crystal Taylor-Williams, was taken by ambulance to the same hospital.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Crossover Crash on Tascosa Rd in Potter County
If reports have their facts straight it sounds like the truck driver triggered this terrible accident by crossing left of center. Obviously it's important to find out why that happened--not only so everyone involved can get the full story, but also because clear facts are generally necessary if crash victims decide to seek help from the company behind an at-fault truck driver.
People who've never crashed with a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle, fortunate as they are, may not realize the struggles that await those who do. Trucking companies are notorious for fighting liability after crashes, trying their hardest to deflect blame anywhere they think it might stick. Bad roads, poor visibility or faded lane markings, mysterious and sudden brake or steering problems, and even the victims themselves often fingers pointed at them.
The defenses might be cold-blooded or even seem absurd, but nevertheless it falls to the victims and their families to prove which story is the true one. That can be a tall order at a time when they should be focused on simply getting their lives back in order the best they can, which is why it's often best to call in experienced allies to take up the investigation on their behalf.
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