A written statement from the Lubbock-based law firm of Glasheen Valles and Inderman said, “In the early morning hours of November 1, 2013, a Freightliner truck owned by 3 Star Trucking [of New Mexico] crashed and came to rest on its side in both southbound lanes on Highway 84, north of Snyder.”
Steven Thompson of Snyder was driving a car with Bean and his daughter Lacona Harrell as passengers. Thompson’s car crashed into the truck owned by 3 Star Trucking. Thompson and Harrell helped Bean out of the wreckage when, according to the statement, “a Peterbilt truck operated by Easley Trucking [of Ben Wheeler, Texas] drove into the wreckage.”
The lawsuit – filed November 27 in Bowie County – said Bean was run over by the 18-wheeler from Easley Trucking. Both trucking companies and both drivers are named as defendants in the lawsuit.
The lawsuit also said, “Plaintiffs seek monetary relief over $1,000,000.00 as set out in [the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure].”
Two of Bean’s family members in the lawsuit are from Lubbock.