Laredo, TX – UPDATE: Interstate 35 Crash Victims Identified

Laredo, TX (August 21, 2019) – On August 18, at approximately 1 p.m., the Laredo Police Department and emergency crews were called to the scene of a major motor vehicle accident on Interstate 35 near Mall del Norte.

The accident occurred when a white 2018 Kia Optima, a gray 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, and a beige 2001 Chevrolet Suburban collided along the roadway, after 17-year-old Juan Carlos Luco, the driver of the Kia, failed to control his speed and changed lanes unsafely.

The impact of the collision caused the Suburban to roll over, ejecting the two occupants. One individual in the vehicle, 44-year-old Veronica Rivera-Martinez, incurred fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

49-year-old David Ramirez-Ramirez was transported to Doctors Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

A 27-year-old female and her two children, ages 4 and 3, were transported to Laredo Medical Center.

Two other occupants from the Traverse were injured and transported to Doctors Hospital.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time.

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this accident.  Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Collisions In Texas

Laredo, TX – Interstate 35 Crash Victims IdentifiedEvery year, more than 3,700 people lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents across our state. Being involved in a fatal collision can have a devastating impact on surviving family members who are left to grieve the terrible loss of a loved one. In some cases, surviving families can contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas to get the justice they deserve.

The Benton Law Firm’s Texas car accident attorneys are dedicated to helping accident victims get the justice they deserve for the wrongful death of a loved one. Over the years, our knowledgeable injury accident attorneys in Texas have helped countless victims get full and fair compensation for their legal claims. If your loved one died in a motor vehicle accident, by no fault of their own, contact our law firm today at (214) 219-4878 to see how we can help you.

Note: The information included in this post was derived from secondary sources and has not been independently confirmed. Any inaccurate information will be corrected immediately after being brought to the site’s attention. If you identify any false information within this story, please inform us immediately so we can adjust the post to contain the most accurate information available surrounding this event.

Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety and quality of life to 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 avoid becoming victims themselves. If anyone is involved in an accident we would like to make sure they know how to respond, should a tragedy occur. Information in this post, should not be considered legal or medical advice. You should seek further assistance from a legal or medical professional if you or a loved one is a victim in an accident. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

Request for Removal

Ready to get the help you deserve? Call (214) 777-7777 or

Click Here to Email Us