Charles Yates And Christopher Pratt Die In Roanoke Small Plane CrashBy | Sep 25, 2012
Two people were killed after a Piper Cherokee PA-28 R180 crashed in southern Denton County on Saturday afternoon. At about 2 p.m., the aircraft took off from Northwest Regional Airport to head south but instantly lost altitude and crashed into a wooded area in Northlake, about a half mile from the runway. According to Texas Department of Public Safety, the plane’s fuselage crashed into the ground while the wings of the aircraft broke off and ended up in trees. Both the pilot and a flying instructor died. The plane's owner, Christopher Pratt, 41, a licensed commercial pilot from Argyle, was…
Pamela Melton Raines Killed In Three-Car Crash On FM 1960By | Sep 25, 2012
A 51-year-old woman died in a three-vehicle accident on FM 1960 Friday afternoon. It was around 2:30 p.m. Friday when Pamela Melton Raines, 51, had slowed down to make a left turn onto CR 614. Her 1994 Nissan passenger car was then struck from behind by a 2001 Dodge pickup. The impact sent Raines’ car into the lane of oncoming traffic where it collided with a 2000 Chevy Suburban. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Raines’ vehicle was heavily damaged at the front and back. She was taken to Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center with severe injuries and was…
Beatrice Olvera Alvarez Killed In Pedestrian AccidentBy | Sep 25, 2012
An Edinburg woman was struck and killed Friday night while walking in the middle of the road. The incident occurred at about 8:30 p.m. on FM 907, south of Minnesota Road when 49-year-old Beatrice Olvera Alvarez was hit by a Ford F250. She was pronounced dead at the scene. According to investigators, another person had called 911 minutes before the accident reporting a woman was walking in the streets. The driver of the pickup was 19-year-old and had three passengers on board. He stayed at the scene for interrogation. No charges have been filed. Toxicology results are pending. Authorities are…
Kevin Butts Killed In Texarkana CrashBy | Sep 25, 2012
A man died after he was thrown off of his motorcycle on Hwy. 59 in Texarkana, Texas, early Friday morning. Kevin Butts, 40, of Hooks, Texas, suffered severe injuries after his motorcycle ran into a concrete barrier wall. He was pronounced dead at Christus St. Michael Hospital. According to Texarkana Police, Butts was riding his Yamaha V-Star at about 3:15 a.m. He had just left the I-30 westbound exit and was heading south on Hwy. 59 when the incident happened. He was not wearing a helmet. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. It was reported that speed was…
Ask The Lawyer Part 3, September 13th, With Manuel Green and Daryoush ToofanianBy | Sep 21, 2012
This is the third and final part of our popular "Ask The Lawyer" series of September 13th featuring Manuel Green and Daryoush Toofanian, both specializing in personal injury law, especially truck accidents and wrongful death litigation. Keep an eye out for the next series!
Mireya Ortega In Critical Condition From ATV AccidentBy | Sep 21, 2012
Another teen involved in the ATV rollover accident on Monday that killed 15-year-old Lyford High School athlete, Gabriela "Gaby" Rivera, remains in critical condition Thursday. Fifteen-year-old Mireya Ortega was one of the eight girls riding a 2012 Polaris Ranger Crew 500 all-terrain vehicle that rolled over. The ATV landed on top of Ortega after it flipped. The teen’s injuries were extensive. "Everything is working - her body is functioning pretty good, the only thing is they're having trouble with the brain,” said Maria Ortega, the teen’s aunt. “Maybe it was the lack of oxygen by the time the ambulance got…
Sarah Caitlin Stanley Killed In Cumberland Road AccidentBy | Sep 21, 2012
A victim who was burned beyond recognition from an one vehicle fiery crash in the 400 block of Cumberland Road on September 11, 2012 has been identified. The driver has been identified as Sarah Caitlin Stanley, 24, of Nacogdoches, Texas. Stanley was on her way to her mother's house in Flint, Texas, when the fatal accident occurred at around 9:00 p.m. She was heading west on Cumberland when she struck a curb causing the vehicle to leave the roadway. The vehicle then slammed into a tree and was fully engulfed in flames. Stanley was travelling alone. Officials confirmed her identity…
Michael H. Hutchings Killed After Colliding With UPS Delivery TruckBy | Sep 21, 2012
An United Parcel Service truck hit and killed a Louisiana bicyclist in Randall County Thursday afternoon. Michael H. Hutchings, 56, of Bossier City, La., was pronounced dead at the scene after an eastbound UPS delivery truck hit him on the shoulder of State Highway 217 east of Farm-to-Market Road 1541. According to troopers, the accident happened at about 3:15 p.m. when Hutchings glided toward the shoulder stripe, hitting his head on the truck’s side-view mirror as it passed him on the roadway. Hutchings was not wearing a helmet. No charges have been filed. The accident is pending investigation.
Ask The Lawyer Part 2, September 13th, With Manuel Green and Daryoush ToofanianBy | Sep 20, 2012
This is the second part of our popular "Ask The Lawyer" series of September 13th featuring Manuel Green and Daryoush Toofanian, both specializing in 18-wheeler accidents which are usually wrongful death cases and general personal injury law. Tune in tomorrow for part 3!
Adrian Galvan Involved In Rollover AccidentBy | Sep 20, 2012
A Harlingen High School South football player was taken to a local hospital for examination after he walked away from a rollover accident on Wednesday. Adrian Galvan was on his way to a teammate's house around 6 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle causing him to hit an utility box. He said he avoided hitting a dog. Galvan had no visible injuries and is evaluated as a precaution. Doctors will determine if he will be medically cleared to play in Friday night's game against the Brownsville Veterans Chargers.