Investigating teams are probing a fiery truck accident that took place in Colquitt County, Georgia on Tuesday, but it will be weeks before we find out what actually happened to incinerate the vehicle that the victims were traveling in. The two women who were killed in the crash have now been identified as sisters, Juana Mezquital Severiano and Petra Mezquital Severiano. They were reportedly on their way to work in a Chevrolet Blazer, being driven by 28-year-old Juana. As the Blazer was crossing an intersection, it collided with a tractor trailer that was also passing through.
The impact of the accident sent the two vehicles hundreds of feet ahead. The Blazer came to a stop on an embankment and immediately burst into flames. Passing motorists and the truck driver tried to pull the two women out of the burning car, but were unsuccessful. It was left to firefighting crews and rescue personnel who arrived at the scene to extricate the girl's bodies. Sources say that the two women died on impact and were not alive when the vehicle exploded. It took a while to identify their charred remains. Initially, there was some confusion that an infant was present in the car, but that was later refuted. The sisters were identified with the help of their husbands and head trauma was ruled as the cause of death. The driver of the tractor trailer, who escaped without injury, hasn't been charged yet.
There is no information yet on any probable causes of the accident or whether speeding was a factor. Police are likely to conduct a complete investigation of the conduct of both drivers in the accident including the truck driver, Wayne Daniels. They will likely be looking into his speed at the time of the crash, as well as conducting alcohol and drug tests to rule out the possibility of driving under the influence. Any signs of malfunctioning of the truck like faulty brakes etc. will also be investigated as well.
Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyer
The two sisters were the third and fourth road accident deaths in Colquitt County in just the past three weeks. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a large truck or tractor trailer, contact me at my Atlanta and Peachtree City personal injury lawyer firm for a free evaluation of your case.