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(via nbcdfw.com): Dallas- Dallas police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that killed two people Wednesday night in southwest Oak Cliff.

The crash occurred at about 6 p.m. on Loop 12 at the intersection of West Kiest Boulevard.

The collision was between a motorcycle and a sedan. The driver of the motorcycle was identified as 24-year-old Roberto Ceniceros, of Dallas. The sedan was driven by Thell Johnson, 77, of Dallas, according to police. Both men were killed in the crash.

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WOOD COUNTY (via CBS 19) – Two people died in a two-vehicle wreck near Quitman early Tuesday morning.

According to a preliminary DPS report, the accident happened just after midnight on Highway 37 in Wood County, two miles north of Quitman. James Vollie Davis, 67, was southbound on Highway 37 when, for an unknown reason, swerved into the eastbound lanes. He struck a car driven by Katherine Kay Cameron, 72, of Quitman.

Davis died at the scene. Cameron was taken to a hospital for treatment, but did not survive her injuries.

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(via nbcdfw.com): One person died and a second person was hospitalized after a car hydroplaned about midnight Friday in Dallas, which led to two other crashes, police said.

A driver of an SUV was driving southbound on Ferguson Road when the SUV hydroplaned onto the median and collided with a light pole near the cross streets of Barnes Bridge Road and Delford Circle.

The pole landed into the passenger side and the vehicle came to rest in the northbound lanes.

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MITCHELL COUNTY, TX (via KCBD) –

One person has died an another has been critically injured after two pedestrians were struck by a truck tractor/semi-trailer in Mitchell County on Tuesday.

Texas DPS tells us two pedestrians were standing off of the roadway near IH-20 in the north barrow ditch following a previous crash. A truck tractor/semi-trailer was traveling West on IH-20, swerved to avoid hitting a disabled vehicle from a previous crash, and went into the barrow ditch, striking the two pedestrians.

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A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger was critically injured Sunday morning when their vehicle crashed into the back of a car that had run out of gas and left in a middle lane of North Central Expressway, police said.

The passenger on the motorcycle was taken to Presbyterian Hospital and placed in a medically induced coma, police said.

The name of the 34-year-old motorcyclist had not been released pending notification of relatives.

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (via KWTX) Micah Nathaniel Millican, 21, of Temple and Hubert Jude Klepac, 44, of Bartlett died at the scene Sunday evening in a fiery collision on State Highway 95 three miles south of Bartlett, authorities said Monday.

Millican was southbound on the highway just before 6 p.m. Sunday when his 2013 Chevrolet Malibu crossed into the northbound lane and struck the 2001 Dodge 1500 in which Klepac and three others were riding, authorities said.

One of the vehicles caught on fire after the collision.

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One person died and one was injured in a crash involving a disabled vehicle in Arlington Wednesday night, police say.

Two vehicles crashed about 8 p.m. on southbound U.S. Highway 287 and westbound Interstate 20.

Police said Richard Spencer, 58, of Arlington, died in the crash.

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As Rockwall and Kaufman counties continue to see record growth and our roads become increasing clogged with traffic, we are seeing more and more accidents that involve catastrophic injuries resulting in the death of a loved one. When these types of accidents occur, the family is often left wondering what to do now. Most people have heard the term “wrongful death” and maybe some have some familiarity with what a “survivor” action is, but they are often confused about the difference between the two types of claims. We understand that the differences can be a little convoluted and that is why we aim to better inform you of the different types of claims if you or a loved one is killed in an accident.

It is really important to understand that wrongful death and survival actions are two separate causes of action when a loved one has been killed in a Texas auto or truck accident. The family may have the ability to file both types of actions in Texas, but they have a similar effect, which is where the confusion typically lies. The purpose of this article is to provide you with a better understanding of the types of claims that may be made and how the claims may be brought and administered by the family and their representatives. Here are the basics:

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?