Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : June 14, 2022

La Joya, TX – Officers Identify Hit-and-Run Suspects For Crash That Killed Leonel Martinez Jr And Aurora Chavez

La Joya, TX (March 20, 2019) – On March 13, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a fatal crash on FM 221 near La Joya.

At the scene, they located a Ford Expedition, which struck a Nissan Sentra along the roadway. The two individuals in the Nissan, Leonel Martinez Jr., 45 and Aurora Chavez, 69, were pronounced deceased on the scene. Several others were ejected from the Ford and sustained injuries. The driver of the Ford Expedition fled the scene and remained at large until March 20.

Early Wednesday, DPS announced an arrest had been made for the suspects in this accident. Both Humberto Garcia And Jesus Eduardo Estrada were arrested in connection with this incident. Estrada has been charged with two counts of murder while Garcia was charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.

We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the families of Leonel Martinez and Aurora Chavez families as they try to come to terms with this tragic loss.  We hope that everyone who was injured in this incident will be able to recover from their injuries.

Fatal Car Accidents In Texas

In 2017, 3,794 individuals were killed in fatal car accidents. Out of this total, more than 500 deaths resulted from head-on collisions. These accidents are extremely devastating for surviving family members, who are left to bear the financial responsibilities of the funeral and medical expenses.

Individuals who have lost loved ones due to negligent or reckless drivers can contact a Texas wrongful death attorney to help them file a lawsuit to collect compensation from the at-fault parties to help alleviate some of the financial burdens they face. Texas accident lawyers at the Benton Law Firm have extensive experience helping accident victims and surviving family members to obtain compensation and justice for their loved ones. If you were injured in a car accident, or your loved one died, as the result of a negligent or reckless driver, contact our law firm today at (214) 219-4878 to schedule a free case evaluation.

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