Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : June 15, 2022

Houston, TX –Victims of Fatal Wrong-Way Crash on Hwy 249 Identified as Irania Diaz And Christian Morales

Houston, TX (March 19, 2019) – On Tuesday, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office provided the names of two victims killed in a crash on Highway 249 Saturday, around 2:00 a.m.

According to police, the driver of a white Chevrolet Impala was traveling in the wrong direction down the highway, near Hollister Street, before colliding with a maroon Mercury Sable traveling down the roadway.

The two occupants of the Mercury Sable, who have been identified as Irania Diaz and Christian Morales, were killed instantly in the collision. The driver of the white Chevrolet Impala, who was found to be intoxicated at the time of the accident, later died as the result of injuries sustained in this crash.

We would like to extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to the families of Irania Diaz and Christian Morales.  They are in our thoughts and prayers at this extremely difficult time in their lives as they try to make sense of this tragic and preventable accident.

Fatal Vehicle Accidents in Texas

In 2015, statistics show that Texas ranked highest among states with fatal DUI accidents. Over 1,323 individuals lost their lives during this year alone. Although the number of DUI related fatalities is declining, it does not change the fact that these senseless and entirely preventable accidents still occur. When victims sustain fatal injuries, they leave behind friends and families who are often overcome with grief.

In cases where accident victims are killed by impaired drivers, surviving family members can file wrongful death lawsuits against the at-fault party by contacting a Texas wrongful death attorney. When it comes to drunk driving accidents in Texas, various parties can be held liable for the injuries and death resulting from accidents.

Working with a skilled Texas personal injury attorney from the Benton Law Firm will help you obtain full and fair compensation for the loss of your loved one. The attorneys at the Benton Law Firm have helped accident victims throughout Texas, and their families, obtain millions of dollars in compensation for damages. We are dedicated to helping those injured by working diligently to protect their legal rights. Contact our law firm at (214) 219-4878 to see how we can help you.

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Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety and quality of life of those who live in our state. At the Benton Law Firm, we intend to honor those who are victimized in accidents across Texas. We aim to provide up-to-date information to the public surrounding these incidents in hopes of helping others to avoid becoming victims themselves or to know how to respond should a tragedy occur. Do not rely on any information within this post. Instead, seek further assistance from a legal or medical professional whenever necessary.

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