Amarillo, TX (6/15/2020) – A man is now dead after a fatal wreck Friday morning in Amarillo.
The accident happened around 1:04 a.m. at the intersection of Interstate 40 West and Soncy Road. Luise Anchondo-Balderama, 23, was headed northbound on Soncy in a Dodge truck while a Ford truck was headed westbound on the I-40 access road. Anchondo-Balderama struck the driver side of the Ford, causing the passenger side of the Ford to hit a telephone pole.
The passenger of the Ford, 23-year-old Morgan Michael was killed at the scene.
The driver of the Ford was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Anchondo-Balderama was treated for minor injuries and arrested for intoxicated manslaughter and intoxicated assault.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
According to Texas law, an Intoxication Assault involves a person who commits an offense if the person, by accident or mistake, operates a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated, by reason of that intoxication causes serious bodily injury to another. Serious bodily injury means an injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes serious permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.
Because Michael Morgan was killed, and the driver is seen to be negligent while behind the wheel, it’s important to seek legal assistance who handles cases of negligence and intoxication assault. An attorney can best represent you, negotiate settlements, and deal with insurance claims as you navigate your accident and personal injury recovery. If you or a loved one were involved in an accident, immediately contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call personal injury attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.
Source: News Channel 10
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