• By: Graham Sutliff
  • Published: November 2020

Harris County, TX (11/22/2020) – A young woman was killed after being involved in a wreck with a suspected drunk driver in north Houston. 

The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Sunday on West Road. An altercation broke out near a bank parking lot before a man got into a Mazda 3 driven by 19-year-old Adrienne Exum. She drove off unrestrained and with her car door wide open. That’s when a Dodge pickup truck driven by Heriberto Fuerte-Padilla came by and hit her. 

Exum was ejected and killed at the scene after her head struck the pavement.

The two men were detained. 

Padilla was charged with a DWI and failure to 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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Source: ABC 13

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Graham Sutliff is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Among other awards and certifications, he is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer for the past decade. In 2019 alone, Graham recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients who were injured by others. To learn more about Graham, click here.

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