El Paso, TX – I-10 Chain-Reaction Crash Claims Life of Carlos Lechuga
El Paso, TX (December 11, 2019) – Just before 10 a.m., on December 9, authorities were called to the scene of a major motor vehicle accident on Interstate 10 near North Americas Avenue.
Reports from the El Paso Police Department indicate that a semi-truck stalled out in the right lanes of the exit ramp, partially coming to rest in the right row.
35-year-old Carlos Lechuga and 33-year-old Hector Mendoza arrived at the scene and parked their GMC Sierra in front of the semi-truck to assist the driver.
As the two men were assisting, 22-year-old Martin Castaneda came speeding down the roadway, colliding into the semi-truck. The impact of the collision caused the semi-truck to strike the GMC Sierra, which struck both men.
The impact of the collision sent both Lechuga and Mendoza over the roadway, where they fell approximately four stories onto the road below.
Both men were critically injured and rushed to Del Sol Hospital. Unfortunately, Lechuga later succumbed to his injuries.
Castaneda was injured in the collision as well and was hospitalized with minor injuries.
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 family of Carlos Lechuga. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents in Texas
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