29-Year-Old Alejandro Ortiz Killed in DUI Crash on Ranchero Lane and Duncanville Road in Dallas
Dallas, TX. (May 29, 2020)- Alejandro Ortiz was killed in a two-vehicle crash on May 22, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. The accident occurred around 8:20 p.m. at the Ranchero Lane and Duncanville Road intersection. Police reported that Ortiz was riding a motorcycle when he struck the left side of a Ford F-150. The F-150 had failed to yield the right of way at the intersection. The impact ejected Ortiz from the motorcycle, and he was transported to Methodist Central Hospital with serious injuries. Ortiz later succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the F-150 was arrested for DUI. The driver was taken to the Dallas County jail, and is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge. The crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Alejandro Ortiz. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
DUI Accidents in Texas
In 2017, studies show that approximately 13,177 accidents were caused by drunk driving in Texas. As a result of these accidents, approximately 521 people lost their lives and another 1,271 sustained injuries. Accidents almost always result when alcohol is involved because drivers are in less control of their bodies and vehicles, making them more prone to crashing into others.
Families who have lost loved ones in DUI accidents have the right to seek help from an experienced Texas wrongful death lawyer to help them file wrongful death lawsuits. At The Benton Law Firm, we offer those services and have succeeded in helping numerous families win their claims. Contact our office today for a free consultation at 214-777-7777.
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