Pharr, TX (6/28/2021) – A teenager is dead after a vehicle crashed into a Pharr apartment complex early Monday morning.
The accident happened around 3:30 a.m. on North Veterans Blvd when a black Chevy Equinox driven by 22-year-old Jesus Cruz lost control and crashed into an apartment building. He was speeding at the time.
Two children, a 12-year-old and a 16-year-old, who were inside the apartment at the time were hit and then taken to the hospital.
The 16-year-old child was pronounced dead at the hospital,
The 12-year-old child sustained non life-threatening injuries.
The driver will be charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication 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.
Car Accident Lawyers Sutliff & Stout
Investigators are currently looking into what may have caused the vehicle to crash into the apartment early Monday morning. Police will also conduct interviews, contact witnesses, and possibly bring in Accident Reconstructionists to conduct the investigation. The investigation results will then reveal the cause of the negligent actions of the driver behind the vehicle that destroyed the apartment.
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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