15-Year-Old Liza Cavazos Killed, 14-Year-Old Santiago Tapia Injured Auto-Pedestrian Crash on Owassa Road near Tower Road in Edinburg
Edinburg, TX. (September 14, 2020)- Liza Cavazos was killed, and Santiago Tapia was injured in an auto-pedestrian crash on September 6, 2020 in Edinburg, Texas. The accident occurred around 10:00 p.m. on Owassa Road near Tower Road. Police reported that the driver of a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling at a high rate of speed when she struck the two teens and a dog. Cavazos was declared dead at the scene. Tapia was transported to DHR Health with unknown injuries. The driver fled the scene of the crash but was later located. The driver was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault and failure to stop and render aid. The crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Santiago Tapia and his family. We wish him a full and speedy recovery.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Liza Cavazos. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
According to statistics published by the Texas Department of Transportation, approximately 3,700 people lose their lives in collisions across our state each year. Sadly, over 600 victims are pedestrians traveling by foot outside of vehicles. When pedestrians are fatally injured in motor vehicle accidents, they often leave behind families and friends who are devastated by their loss. In some cases, surviving relatives can contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas to get justice.
Our Texas pedestrian accident attorneys at The Benton Law Firm have over two decades of combined experience fighting on behalf of grieving families. Our team works diligently to help relatives recover the maximum amount of compensation for funeral services, pain and suffering, and various other damages incurred after losing a loved one. When victims die in these horrific accidents, due to the negligent actions of others, their families can contact our law firm at (214) 777-7777 to get the justice and compensation they deserve.
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