Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : August 27, 2019

Weslaco, TX – Fernando Martinez Ochoa Killed In US 77 Crash

Weslaco, TX (August 27, 2019) – On August 26, just after 1 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a motor vehicle collision on US Highway 77.

Reports from DPS indicate that 57-year-old Fernando Martinez Ochoa was traveling south along US Highway 77 in a 2007 Ford F-150 when his vehicle collided with a 2020 Freightliner semi-trailer, which was heading north along the highway.

The impact of the collision caused Martinez Ochoa to sustain fatal injuries. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and pronounced him deceased.

The driver of the Freightliner was uninjured.

At this time, the Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the collision.

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Fernando Martinez Ochoa.  Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Semi-Truck Accidents in Texas

Weslaco, TX – Fernando Martinez Ochoa Killed In US 77 CrashThe size in weight of semi-trucks means accidents in which they are involved are more likely to end in serious and catastrophic injuries. Unfortunately, more than 3,700 people lose their lives and automobile collisions across our state each year.

When victims lose their lives in horrific motor vehicle accidents, their families are often devastated. To make matters even worse, surviving relatives are often left to bear funeral and burial expenses. When victims lose their lives in collisions caused by the negligent acts of others, it is imperative that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas to protect their legal rights.

For over two decades, Texas truck accident attorneys at the Benton Law Firm have worked for families across our state in getting justice and compensation for the wrongful death of their loved ones. Our attorneys aggressively negotiate full and fair settlement amounts that allow families to take care of the costs incurred from these fatal incidents. If your loved one died in a collision, caused by the negligent acts of another driver, contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas 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