Texas A&M University officials have confirmed that a member of its Corps of Cadets was killed in a road accident involving an 18-wheeler truck. According to the Sheriff’s Office in Brazos County, 19-year old Alexander Jones, a 2016-2017 Aggie Band Command Sergeant Major and a San Antonio native, crossed the centerline of West Highway 21 (near the city of Bryan) and crashed head-on into a semi-truck.

Brazos County emergency responders arrived at the scene and found that both vehicles had caught fire after the collision. The accident stopped traffic for several hours. Jones died at the scene of the accident while the driver of the 18-wheeler sustained minor injuries. Local authorities are still investigating the accident.

Cases like this are proof of how dangerous accidents involving heavy trucks can be, usually resulting in serious injury or death for the drivers and passengers of cars hit by big rigs. If you or anyone you know was involved in a trucking accident and want to know your rights for claiming damages, talk to the legal team of Barrus Injury Lawyers today. Call our offices at (210) 593-8709 to talk to a San Antonio truck accident attorney.