History of violations against company that owns cement truck involved in deadly crash

HOUSTON – KPRC 2 Investigates looked at the records for the company that owns a truck that spilled wet concrete, causing a crash that left two people dead in northeast Harris County early Friday morning.

LaTonya Earl, a well-known gospel singer, was killed in the crash. The driver of another car, 19-year-old Selvin Palacios was also killed.

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KPRC 2 Investigates found several accidents, violations and complaints over the past two years. Lattimore Materials Corporation is a Swiss company with offices around the world, including a truck company in Texas.


According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Lattimore’s trucks have been involved in a total of nine accidents, resulting in four injuries. This does not include Friday morning’s fatal accident.