Margaret Marion Finch and Lekisha Nicole Washington Killed, One Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash on Northwest 24th Avenue and North Jefferson Street in Amarillo
Amarillo, TX. (April 3, 2020)- 32-year-old Margaret Marion Finch and 44-Year-Old Lekisha Nicole Washington were killed, and an infant passenger was injured in a two-vehicle crash that took place on April 1, 2020 in Amarillo, Texas. The crash occurred at about 9:50 p.m. on the Northwest 24th Avenue and North Jefferson Street intersection. Police reported that Finch was driving a 2005 Nissan Altima eastbound on Northwest 24th Avenue while the driver of a 2007 Mercury Mountaineer was traveling westbound on Northwest 24th Street. Finch’s Altima was struck when the driver of the Mountaineer failed to yield the right of way and attempted to turn onto North Jefferson Street. Finch, Washington and the infant passenger were transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Finch and Washington were later pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver of the Mountaineer was uninjured in the crash and was arrested on charges of intoxicated manslaughter, intoxicated assault and injury to a child. The crash remains under investigation.
We wish the injured infant a complete recovery. Our thoughts are with them and their family at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of Margaret Marion Finch and Lekisha Nichole Washington. 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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