Parents of Broncos Coach Killed in Texas Trucking Collision
Posted on Jun 30, 2013
A Texas trucking collision claimed the lives of the parents of Denver Broncos running back coach, Eric Studesville. Studesville's parents, Alfonso, 67, and Janet, 68, were struck and killed by a truck towing a grain trailer. The Studesvilles were on their Honda Goldwing motorcycle, traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 54 when the truck, which was traveling eastbound, veered into their lane and hit them head-on. The impact threw the couple into a ditch on the side of the highway, and both were pronounced dead at the scene, said the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The accident remains under investigation, but the Texas Department of Public Safety has said it appears that the cause was a case of distracted driving on the part of the truck driver, Anthony Dewayne Buck, who was not injured in the crash.
"The driver was reaching down to grab a candy bar, which was the distraction that caused him to veer across the road," said Texas DPS public information officer Chris Ray.
Buck has not been charged, but once the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the district attorney.
The Studesvilles were active members of their community in Madison, Wisconsin. Alfonso was a teacher, counselor, and civic activist. Janet founded and ran the Just Nails salon in Fitchburg and was vice president of Women in Focus, which works with minority students and provides scholarships.
We extend our most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Alfonso and Janet Studesville.