El Paso, TX (12/9/2019) – A mother and her 6-year-old son were killed Saturday night in South El Paso after being involved in a fatal drunk driving accident.
The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. on Loop 375 West near Bowie High School when Juan Martinez, 73, was traveling eastbound in a Toyota 4Runner in the westbound lanes of traffic when he hit a Toyota Corolla, driven by Elide Yvonna Garcia, 25, with her son Luis Wences, 6, head-on.
The boy was instantly killed upon impact.
Garcia was transported to a local hospital, where she also died.
A third passenger in Garcia’s car, 29-year-old Alberto Cuellar, suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
Martinez was also hospitalized for treatment of minor injuries. He will be booked into the El Paso County Detention Center upon his hospital release.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
Sutliff & Stout Auto Accident Attorneys
The investigation into the accident will reveal the blood alcohol level of Martinez, as well as other potential factors as to why Martinez caused the accident. In addition to this, police will interview witnesses, analyze evidence such as video from the crash, and obtain any other information from accident experts.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident involving a drunk driver, don’t hesitate to contact Sutliff & Stout, Houston injury and wrongful death lawyers. Not only will they deal with insurance adjusters for you, but they can negotiate settlements and represent your best interests if a lawsuit is needed. If you need to discuss a fatal accident case with a personal injury lawyer from Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm feel free to give us a call at (713) 987-7111 or contact us online to discuss your personal injury or wrongful death claim.
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