A motorcyclist died in a motorcycle crash after being hit by a truck on Interstate 10 on Thursday, and a wife sued her husband’s insurer after his blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit in the crash, according to a report in the Dallas Morning News.
The driver, 23-year-old Michael Lee Haney, died of head and neck injuries after he was ejected from the truck in the left lane on I-10 near Fort Worth, the Morning News reported.
The crash occurred shortly after 3:00 p.m. on the northbound lanes of the highway when Haney’s vehicle struck a semi-truck.
The semi-trailer was in front of the truck when the crash happened, and Haney was ejected out of the vehicle, the report said.
“The truck had been turning in the lane that Haney had been in,” an officer told investigators.
Haney died at the scene, but the crash remained under investigation, according the Morning Report.
The truck’s owner, a driver who declined to be identified, told investigators that Haneys driver’s license was suspended and that he was driving under the influence of alcohol.
“I can assure you that this is a very sad situation and it’s unfortunate that this has happened,” the driver said, according a police report obtained by the Morning Times.
The Morning News report said that Hanes wife, 25-year of the name Michelle Haney told investigators she and Hanes son had recently moved to Texas from Kansas City, Missouri, and were staying with their aunt, a Texas nurse.
“It’s really hard, especially when you’re the wife and you can’t see your husband.
You’re really not able to see him,” the Morning Paper quoted the Haney family as saying.
“But that’s just the way it goes.
You can’t help it.
You have to get through it.”
Haney did not have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent when he was pulled from the crash.
The Haneys, who have a 4-year old daughter, were not charged with any crimes.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the accident.
“If you have questions about your accident and the incident, call DPS at 512-471-8332 or visit the DPS website,” the agency said in a statement.