Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : December 2, 2021

Forney, TX – 2 Women Killed in DUI Crash on US-80

Forney, TX (January 21, 2020) – A drunk driver caused a horrific collision on Monday that claimed the lives of two.

On January 20, at around 10:51 a.m., emergency crews in Forney were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on US Highway 80. Reports from police indicate that a drunk driver, who was identified as 61-year-old Royce Freebourn, was traveling on the eastbound side of the highway when his Land Rover struck a Ford Focus near the Gateway Boulevard bridge after running a stop sign.

Both vehicles burst into flames after the collision.

Two individuals inside the Ford, who were identified as Margarita Bottello and Yazmin Villagomez Martinez, were both killed in the collision.

Freebourn was transported to Baylor, Scott & White for treatment.

Police are currently investigating.

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of Margarita Bottello and Yazmin Villagomez Martinez.  Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Collisions in Texas

Forney, TX – Two Women Killed in DUI Crash on US-80Every year, more than 3,600 people lose their lives in tragic collisions across our state. Unfortunately, the majority of fatally injured victims end up losing their lives in collisions caused by drunk or impaired drivers. When victims lose their lives in these horrific incidents, it is crucial that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas immediately.

Texas car accident attorneys at The Benton Law Firm have over two decades of combined experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Our team has helped countless claimants with even some of the most complex cases get the justice they deserve. We stop at nothing to ensure families recover the maximum amount of compensation available for lost wages, funeral services, and more. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (214) 219-4878 to see how we can help you.

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