COOKE COUNTY, TX – Three people were killed on August 3, 2009 north of Denton, Texas when an 18-wheeler crashed into four other vehicles in a construction zone on Interstate 35 at FM 1306.  The accident happened just south of Gainesville, TX.

The driver of the semi – identified as 59-year-old James Crayton of Dallas, Texas – apparently failed to slow down for traffic in the construction zone.

Two of the victims, Carol Whaley, 63, and Linda Whaley, 61,were taken by air ambulance to hospitals in critical condition. 

All northbound lanes of I-35 remained closed for hours while investigators pieced together what happened and cleared the wreckage.

Regrettably, fatal car accidents and serious personal injury collisions occur every day to residents of our local cities such as Frisco, McKinney, and Denton, Texas.  Many times, car accidents like this happen due to fatigue of a truck driver, or the negligence of a driver who was not paying attention, texting, or even driving while intoxicated.

If you have been involved in an auto accident in McKinney, Denton, Frisco, or the surrounding areas, an experienced-local personal injury attorney can help you and your family.

Our trucking accident lawyers offer free consultations on personal injury cases. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed, you should contact a Dallas, TX personal injury lawyer immediately so that you will know your legal rights and can determine what insurance coverage may be in place to cover damages. Call our office at (972) 231-5800 for more information or click here to contact us by email.