At least one person was unfortunately killed and a section of U.S. 287 in Wise County was shut down before dawn Tuesday after two 18-wheelers collided.
Both 18-wheekers were traveling in the southbound lane of the highway south of Decatur when the crash happened at about 5:10 a.m. shutting down the southbound lane of traffic. Details about the injured parties are not yet available.
If you have been involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you should immediately discuss your situation with a board certified attorney. The destruction caused by an 18-wheeler is vastly greater than what is typical of a passenger car accident. Because of this, 18-wheeler insurance policies are much higher than individual ones, and I have seen multiple policies adding up to $50 million. Insurance companies know that there is a lot of money at stake will do everything in their power to minimize their losses.