Odessa, TX – Veronica Garza and Gabriel Montoya Killed in Collision on 42nd St
Odessa, TX (July 13, 2019) On the evening of July 11th, a two-vehicle collision happened at the intersection of 42nd Street and Kermit Highway. A Kia Optima was speeding in the westbound lanes of 42nd Street when it struck the curb and crashed into a parked 18-wheeler truck. This rear-end collision took place in the parking lot of Stripes around 5:00 p.m.
When the ambulance and other emergency personnel arrived at the intersection, they found two occupants in the Kia dead at the scene. They have been identified as 38-year-old Veronica Garza and 38-year-old Gabriel Montoya.
Investigators are still determining why the Kia was speeding.
Our thoughts are with the families of Veronica Garza and Gabriel Montoya.
Car Accidents in Texas
Speeding has been deemed the leading cause of all fatal collisions in Texas. At least 1 car accident happens every 57 seconds in Texas. Sadly, most drivers speed when they’re in a rush, under the influence, or distracted. Other times drivers unintentionally speed when their vehicles are malfunctioning, which makes them unable to yield or brake effectively.
At Benton Law Firm, we are constantly assisting grieving families with filing wrongful death lawsuits against negligent parties. We believe families should be fairly compensated for all damages and losses sustained after their loved one died in a car accident that they didn’t cause. If you lost someone you love in a car accident, contact our office today for a free consultation at 214-219-4878. Our experienced Texas wrongful death lawyers have years of experience handling these types of complex lawsuits.
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