51-Year-Old Minerva Garza Partida and 27-Year-Old Ashley Partida Killed in DUI Crash on Tyler Avenue and South Eye Street in Harlingen
Harlingen, TX. (July 17, 2020)- Minerva Garza Partida and Ashley Partida were killed in a two-vehicle crash on July 13, 2020 on Harlingen, Texas. The crash occurred just after 11 p.m. at the Tyler Avenue and South Eye Street intersection. Police reported that the driver of a pickup truck was traveling east on Tyler Avenue when they collided with an SUV at the intersection. Minerva and Ashley, the two occupants of the SUV, were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries. The pickup truck driver has since been arrested and charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter. The crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of Minerva Garza Partida and Ashley Partida. 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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