Houston, TX (4/24/2021) – A person was killed in a crash Saturday morning in southwest Harris County.
The accident happened around 3:38 a.m. on Alief Clodine Road and Howell Sugar Land Road near Westpark Tollway and Highway 6.
A Dodge Ram driven by Alexander Villanueva was headed westbound on Alief Clodine when he was struck by a Lexus also headed westbound. Villanueva lost control and swerved into the center median, where the left back portion of his truck struck a tree. The truck then rotated off the tree and hit a second tree on the right side.
The Lexus tried to avoid the wreckage but ended up losing control, where it also went into the center median and crashed into the first tree the Dodge crashed into.
The driver of the Lexus was killed at the scene.
Villanueva left the scene then returned an hour later. Officials say he was intoxicated at the time of the crash. He has been charged with DWI and Failure to Stop and Render Aid.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
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Because of the fatal events of how this wreck evolved, a wrongful death claim will need to be filed for the victims. Following a fatal car accident, victims and families of victims may find the claim process difficult. More often than not, the insurance claim adjuster will do what they can to make the claims process harder on you to benefit the insurance company. They might try to get you to admit it was your fault or convince you to accept a low-ball settlement. To avoid this frustrating process, contact a personal injury lawyer to file your claim. We’re on your side and we will do what we can to make sure you’re protected.
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Source: Click 2 Houston
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