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Wrongful death suit involving 18-wheeler brought against Core Trucking of Texas


By David Yates | Jul 23, 2019

Malachi and Judson Daws

BEAUMONT – A wrongful death lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in damages has been brought against Core Trucking of Texas.

Represented by The Daws Law Firm, Toni Owens, individually and as representative of the estate of Julian Owens, filed suit against Enrique Vera and Core Trucking on July 19 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, the 18-wheeler wreck occurred on July 3 in Port Arthur.

Julian Owens and Baylor Wiebusch were traveling west on State Highway 73 ahead of Vera, who was driving a 1998 Freightliner Tractor while in the course and scope of his employment with Core Trucking.

“Plaintiff attempted to make a left-hand turn when Defendant failed to pay attention, was speeding, failed to brake, and/or otherwise took faulty evasive action and t-boned the Owen’s vehicle,” the suit states. “Unfortunately, this wreck was so severe that Mr. Owens became trapped in the vehicle which soon became engulfed in flames leading to his untimely death.”

The plaintiff is suing for punitive and wrongful death damages.

Beaumont attorneys Malachi and Judson Daws represent the plaintiff.

Judge Baylor Wortham, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. D-204058

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