Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : March 28, 2017

El Paso man arrested for vehicular accident that caused death of 33-year-old woman

El Paso, Texas resident Gonzalo Pasilla II was arrested on Wednesday, July 6 and charged with accident involving personal injury or death in relation to a two-vehicle collision on March 2, 2016 that resulted in the death of 33-year-old Ruth Naomi DeSoto.

According to police reports, DeSoto was driving a 2007 Jeep Liberty when it veered off the roadway on U.S. Route 54, crashed into the center divider cables, and flipped over. She was thrown out of her vehicle and into the southbound lanes. Passersby tried to stop oncoming traffic as she was sprawled on the ground, but a dark-colored car, allegedly driven by Pasillas, ran DeSoto over.

Court records showed Pasillas was arrested on Friday, July 1 for drunken driving. Pasillas posted a $600 bond and was released on Saturday, July 2. He was re-arrested on July 6.

When a loved one is injured or killed in an accident caused by a negligent driver, it is essential to hold the party responsible for their actions. Our legal team at The Benton Law Firm work diligently for our clients so that they may receive compensation for their emotional and financial burdens. If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident in Dallas or other areas of Texas, please contact our office today for an initial free consultation by dialing (214) 777-7777.

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