UPDATE: El Paso, TX – Jose Ortiz Cedillos Killed in US-54 Crash
El Paso, TX (December 30, 2019) – A tragic collision on US Highway 54 claimed one victim’s life and left a second victim injured on Saturday.
On December 28, police reported to the scene of a motor vehicle accident during the evening hours. Reports from police indicate that 41-year-old Gabino Hernandez was traveling north along Gateway North in a 1998 GMC C3500 with 47-year-old Jose Ortiz Cedillos.
As the vehicle approached the intersection with Stan Roberts, Sr. Avenue, it was struck by a 1995 Chevrolet K2500, which was driven by 52-year-old Jose Luis Ortiz Saucedo. The impact of the collision caused the GMC to roll over, ejecting Cedillos from the vehicle. Cedillos sustained fatal injuries and was immediately declared deceased.
Hernandez incurred serious injuries and was rushed to University Medical Center for treatment.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Gabino Hernandez and his family at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Jose Ortiz Cedillos. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Collisions in Texas
Motor vehicle accidents claim the lives of more than 3,600 people in Texas each year. These incidents are often caused by the reckless and negligent actions of others. Unfortunately, accidents at intersections are often the result of drivers running through red lights or stop signs. When victims lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents, as a result of another person’s actions, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Texas to protect their legal rights.
For over two decades, The Benton Law Firm’s car accident attorneys in Texas have helped countless families recover the maximum amount of compensation available for funeral services, lost earnings, and various other damages sustained as a result of a loved one’s fatal accident. We strive to help those harmed get the justice they deserve from those who cause them harm. If your loved one died in an accident, due to the reckless actions of another motorist, contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (214) 219-4878 to see how we can help you.
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