Marlena Cantu Killed in Accident Involving A Suspected Drunk Driver
San Juan, TX (February 2, 2020)- The department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal car accident involving 34-year-old Marlena Cantu and a suspected intoxicated driver. The crash occurred on Minnesota Highway between Veterans Road and Raul Longoria Road around 11:30 p.m. The driver of a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the back of Cantu’s 2014 Ford. Both drivers were taken to the Hildalgo County General Hospital where Cantu’ was later pronounced dead. The driver was later released and taken to jail. He is currently being charged with intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault, accident involving injury and accident involving death. The DPS office is still investigating this accident.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Marlena Cantu. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
DUI Accidents in Texas
Studies show that someone is injured in a DUI accident every 20 minutes in Texas. Sadly, these accidents are very common despite drivers’ awareness of how dangerous driving under the influence can be. Because DUI accidents are a clear act of negligence, drivers should be expected to pay for all medical injuries and vehicle damages following the collision.
At The Benton Law Firm, we have spent about two decades helping protect the rights of our injured clients against drunk drivers. We specialize in personal injury lawsuits and make sure we do all we can to help our clients prove negligence against drunk drivers. If you would like a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, contact our office today for a free consultation at (214) 777-7777.
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