Tractor-trailer hits van, kills two

Seventy-one-year-old Alvarado resident Imelda Medinademacias and 44-year-old Chicago, Illinois local Silvia Macias died on the evening of June 2 when the 2000 Chrysler Town and Country they rode in was hit by a tractor-trailer, the Crowley Star reported.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Dub Gillum, the women’s van was headed east on Farm to Market Road 917 when it was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer owned by 3-Star Daylighting, a Cresson-based trucking company. The van had slowed down in order to turn left, and the driver of the truck, 32-year-old Wesley Lopez, was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision. The speed limit of the road was 60 mph.

The driver of the Chrysler, 20-year-old Crystal Medina, sustained serious injuries in the incident and was brought to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. At the time of the report, she was in stable condition.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter send their condolences to the friends and family suffering from this tragic loss.

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