Amanda Omo-Iyamu of Balch Springs, Texas, and Shun Jones, of Carrollton, Texas were killed in Colorado when they were struck by a large truck while changing a tire on the side of a Colorado highway. Exactly who was driving the truck was a source of confusion. It is now being reported that a 16 year old teen named Tristan Martin, from Sulpher Springs, Louisiana, was driving the truck at the time of the trucking accident. At the scene of the trucking accident, however, Tristan’s father, Michael, took the blame for the accident while Tristan fled with some of his friends that were following them from a rodeo in Oklahoma on their way to Wyoming. Tristan and Michael were both arrested and face charges pertaining to the truck wreck and their actions following the accident. Investigators are now trying to determine if a 16 year old driving the truck violated Federal trucking regulations. At the end of the day, however, two families have been torn apart by the untimely death of two of their loved ones. Our thoughts go out to the families involved.
Trucking accidents often result in devastating consequences, and this accident is no exception. That is why it is important to contact an experienced trucking accident lawyer to make sure your rights are fully protected following a trucking accident. Our experienced Austin and Dallas trucking accident lawyers are ready to help. Call us at 214-484-1930 today.