• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: September 2019
Drunk Driver Kills Correction Officer in Car Crash in El Paso

El Paso, TX (September 24, 2019) – A drunk driver caused a fatal accident in El Paso.

The car accident happened Sunday around 8:00 p.m. at the intersection of Pebble Hills Boulevard and Red Sails Drive.

According to authorities, a suspected drunk driver ran a red light and t-boned a vehicle.

The victim was identified as 30-year-old Joseph Gomez. Mr. Gomez was transported to a local hospital, but died from his injuries.  

Mr. Gomez worked as an El Paso County corrections officer and volunteered as a youth football coach. He is survived by his wife Shelby and three children.

Erick Angel Ortiz, 25, was charged with intoxication manslaughter. Mr. Ortiz was transported to the hospital with injuries from the crash. He went to jail on a $100,000 bond.

Crash investigators will review all factors concerning the collision and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

Our hearts and condolences go out to the families. If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, it is important to contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: KFox 14

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About the Author

Hank Stout co-founded Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm, to protect and pursue the rights of people who were harmed by the carelessness of others. Mr. Stout is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been actively trying cases for over fifteen years. In recognition of his accomplishments and results, he has been selected by Thompson Reuters as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas) and has been selected as Lead Counsel. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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