Sugar Land, TX (November 18, 2020) – A fatal crash reported in the Sugar Land area on Monday morning claimed the life of one innocent woman. Just before 2:40 a.m., on November 16, troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety were called to the scene of a crash on US Highway 59 (the Southwest Freeway).
Reports from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) show that a truck was traveling north on US Highway 59 in the southbound lanes. After an unknown distance, the vehicle collided head-on with a GMC Envoy SUV near Highway 6.
The driver of the SUV, identified as 20-year-old Diana Jacquelin Ortiz, was fatally injured in the crash. She was pronounced deceased immediately after the Sugar Land Police Department arrived at the scene.
The driver of the pickup truck, 35-year-old Johnny Bladimir Martinez, was found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. He was treated at a local hospital and arrested.
At this time, investigations surrounding the collision are underway.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Diana Jacquelin Ortiz at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Motor vehicle accidents throughout the state of Texas claim the lives of more than 3,600 people each year. Head-on collisions are more likely to result in fatal injuries than most other types of accidents. The head-to-head impact of two vehicles can cause extensive front end damages and cause drivers and their passengers to become pinned inside their vehicles. Rear-end collisions, T-bones, and various other types of collisions can have a devastating impact on the lives of those involved. These crashes are often a result of one or both drivers acting negligently.
Texting while driving, operating vehicles while impaired, reckless driving, and various other driver actions often result in collisions throughout our state. In fact, statistics show that more than 80% of fatal collisions are a result of these and other negligent actions. When victims lose their lives in accidents caused by the reckless actions of others, it is imperative that their families seek legal guidance from a qualified and knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in the Houston area as soon as possible. In some cases, families are able to obtain compensation that can help them move forward after experiencing a sudden loss. Working with an aggressive legal team will ensure your family is able to protect your legal rights after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one.
At Farah Law, our skilled and knowledgeable car accident attorneys in Texas strive to help families protect their legal rights by providing them with responsive, effective, and compassionate legal representation. For over five decades, we have masterfully represented bereaved families to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries through legal actions. If you have lost a loved one in an accident as a result of another driver’s negligence, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. Contact our Houston personal injury attorneys at (888) 481-9359. Schedule a free consultation with our attorneys to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident to determine what legal options are available to you.
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