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Deontae Demar Townsend, 31, Dies in Three Vehicle Crash in Limestone County, AL

Posted By Danny Dalton | April 21 2022 | Truck Accidents

Three Vehicle Collision Involving Semi-Truck Leaves One Dead in Athens, Alabama

On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at around 5 a.m., Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Troopers (ALEA) received reports of a three-vehicle crash near the 355-mile marker on I-65 in Athens, Alabama. The crash involved an RV, a black pickup truck, and an 18-wheeler. According to responding troopers, the RV was disabled on the road where there was no shoulder available. The pickup truck crashed into the back of the RV followed by the 2019 Freightliner tractor-tractor crashing into the pickup. As a result, 31-year-old Deontae Demar Townsend was killed.

Who Can Be Held Liable After A Trucking Accident?

Legal contributor Attorney Brian Mickelsen, an experienced truck accident lawyer, represents victims injured or killed in semi-truck accidents. Below, Attorney Mickelsen shared his insight into the legal options available to victims injured in commercial truck accidents. 

“Accidents happen every day on our roads. It is something professional drivers – like truck drivers – should expect. It is imperative for truck drivers to always keep a lookout for accidents, stalled or disabled vehicles, and crashes ahead of them.”

What Should I Do When I Or A Loved One Have Been Involved In A Trucking Accident?

“When such an accident occurs, it is critically important that key evidence is not lost or destroyed. This includes witness testimony, dash and body cam footage from responding officers, dash cam video from the truck involved, electronic black box data from all vehicles involved, vehicle inspections from the at-fault truck, and hours of service logs from the at-fault truck driver, toxicology reports, etc.”

An experienced attorney at Mickelsen Dalton LLC can help determine if you have a claim and advise you of your options. Our attorneys have successfully represented several victims in cases arising from trucking and towing accidents. Within the past three years, Mickelsen Dalton LLC has recovered over $40 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have been featured in Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and several other national news organizations.

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