Arlington, TX – 3 Killed in DUI Accident on I-20
Arlington, TX (June 8, 2019) – On the evening of June 6th, a fatal DUI accident happened on Interstate 20, not far from Matlock Road. The accident took place around 11:00 p.m.
A car had somehow become disabled in the eastbound lanes of the highway and the driver got out and called for help. Another vehicle stopped behind the disabled car, and two people got out to provide aside. A car collided into the second parked car, which threw the two individuals over a guardrail. The impact caused the disabled vehicle to catch on fire, and unfortunately, there was still an occupant inside.
When the paramedics arrived to help, they found the two people who had been thrown over the guardrail dead at the scene. The occupant inside of the disabled vehicle also passed away.
Authorities arrested the 29-year-old driver who crashed into the two vehicles. He has been identified as Jose Castro and has been charged with driving under the influence and manslaughter.
Our thoughts are with the families of the three deceased victims.
DUI Accidents in Texas
In 2016, almost 1,000 people lost their lives in DUI accidents in Texas. When drivers are operating their vehicles on highways while impaired, they are much more likely to cause a dangerous collision than drivers who are not. Drivers under the influence get blurry vision, which makes them unable to accurately assess the distance between themselves and other vehicles. They also become unaware of their speed, which makes them more prone to accidentally rear-end other vehicles and cause serious damages.
At Benton Law Firm, we help families who have lost loved ones in DUI accidents. We understand how painful it is to suddenly lose a loved one in an accident caused by a reckless and irresponsible driver. We help grieving families with their wrongful death lawsuits until they’ve successfully won large settlements. If you lost someone you love in a DUI accident, call our office today for a free consultation at 214-219-4878.
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