UPDATE: Houston, TX – Luis Torres Killed in Fatal DUI Accident on Katy Freeway
Houston, TX (April 7, 2019) On the 6th of April, a fatal DUI accident happened on Katy Freeway at about 3:00 a.m. According to the reports, an initial minor accident happened that crews were working to clear up. They shut the freeway down for a few minutes, which required all vehicles to come to a stop.
Unfortunately, a woman named Sheila Brown, who was driving a red Toyota, failed to realize traffic was stopped and rear-ended a blue vehicle, which caused the vehicle to crash into a white pickup truck, and then into the wall. Brown’s vehicle continued on to crash into an 18-wheeler truck.
When the paramedics arrived, they found the driver of the blue vehicle, Luis Torres, dead at the scene. The drivers of the pickup truck and the 18-wheeler truck did not sustain any injuries. Brown was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and eventually arrested for intoxication manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid.
We send our condolences to Luis Torres’ family right now. They are in our thoughts at this time.
DUI Accidents in Texas
In 2017, statistics show that over 1,000 people lost their lives in accidents caused by drunk drivers. It’s highly unfortunate when an innocent driver loses their life due to the negligent behavior of another. Drivers who over consume alcohol are more likely to cause an accident than drivers who do not, ultimately putting themselves and everyone around them at risk of being harmed. For those who have lost loved ones in DUI accidents, it’s highly important to seek legal help from an experienced Texas wrongful death lawyer.
At Benton Law Firm, we specialize in wrongful death lawsuits and continuously help countless families recover finances for damages and losses. If you or someone you know lost a loved one in a DUI accident, call us today at 214-219-4878.
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