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Garza County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Evans Files Lawsuit Following Deadly Wreck on Highway 84


A Garza County Sheriff’s deputy has filed a lawsuit following a string of wrecks on an icy day earlier this month.

On the morning of February 4th, 2014, Garza County Sheriff’s deputies and Texas DPS were called to a major crash involving an 18-wheeler on U.S. Highway 84, just four miles north of Post.

While on the scene, law enforcement officers saw a box truck skid off the roadway into the center median.

Garza County Chief Deputy Charles Evans of Justiceburg was assisting the others when a northbound 18-wheeler truck lost control, skidded into the center median, and struck Evans and three bystanders.

Forty-six year-old Donald Medley of Snyder was killed, and Evans and the other two surviving bystanders were taken to University Medical Center in Lubbock for treatment.

Evans has filed a lawsuit against the driver of the truck, Arnold Ukawilu and his employer, John Christner Trucking, Inc.

Noe Valles of Glasheen, Valles, & Inderman, Evans’ attorney, said “As a member of the sheriff’s department, Charles puts his life on the line to assist others daily but he shouldn’t suffer because of the negligence of a driver with a professional license. We filed this lawsuit to quickly preserve evidence; a critical factor in truck wreck cases.”

The lawsuit was filed in Garza County.

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