Texas Jury Awards $4.6M in Deadly Truck Crash Lawsuit

April 14, 2014

A jury has awarded a West Texas family $4.6 million in a lawsuit it had filed against three trucking companies related to a 2010 crash that killed two men.

The El Paso Times reports the jury on Thursday found the companies were responsible for the fiery crash that killed 39-year-old Horizon City resident Lorenzo Muñoz and 32-year-old El Paso resident Roger Franceware.

The two men died August 2010 after the 18-wheeler they were in crashed in Mitchell County, located east of El Paso

The lawsuit, filed by Muñoz’s family against Moore Freight Service Inc., XMex Transport LLC and Trans Front Inc., claimed the men were given an unreasonable schedule that forced Muñoz to drive even though he was tired.

Attorney Sal Rebe, who represented Trans Front, declined to comment.

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