El Paso, TX (8/25/2020) – One person was left dead after a wreck early Monday morning in El Paso.
The accident happened around midnight when a pickup truck driven by Erick Hernandez on Montana Ave made a left turn, causing an ATV to collide with his truck.
Hernandez fled the scene.
Tommy Ortega, 20, was taken to the hospital with fatal injuries, where he later died.
Hernandez was arrested Monday and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on suspicion of accident involving death. He is currently being held on a bond of $500,000.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
Hit-and-run crashes can be some of the most frustrating and stressful incidents in a person’s life, especially if they are hurt or they have to fight their insurance company to pay for the resulting vehicle damage.
If you or an accident investigator are able to find the person and vehicle that hit you, you can file a claim against that driver’s insurance company right away. If that driver did not have car insurance or didn’t have adequate coverage for the damages caused — which often is the case in hit-and-run accidents — you can try to get your money with the help of a trusted lawyer.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, the car accident lawyers at Sutliff & Stout can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys represent Texans in civil lawsuits against negligent drivers, and will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
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