46-Year-Old Latesha Washington Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Dessau Road in Austin
Austin, TX. (May 21, 2021)- Latesha Washington was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on May 17, 2021 in Austin, Texas. The accident occurred shortly before 2:00 p.m. in the 12200 block of Dessau Road. Police reported that the driver of a northbound Toyota Corolla was traveling at a high rate of speed when they crashed into a Dodge Ram, an Infiniti and a Capital Metro Bus. The force of the impact pushed the bus into an Audi. Washington, a passenger in the Toyota, was transported to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the Toyota admitted to the officers that they had been smoking marijuana while driving. The driver was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter. No further details have been provided at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Latesha Washington. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Car Accidents in Texas
There is not a day that goes by that a collision does not take place somewhere on Texas roads. When accidents do happen, at least one of the drivers involved partook in negligent behavior, which means they were either texting, speeding, driving under the influence, conversing with passengers, eating, or engaging in other distracting behaviors. Sometimes drivers aren’t entirely to blame. For example, sometimes collisions result from hazardous weather, bad roads, poorly dim lights, or faulty auto parts.
No matter what caused the collision, if an individual was not at fault, they can file a personal injury lawsuit against those who were at fault. At The Benton Law Firm, we are passionate about assisting injured victims with their lawsuits and helping them receive the money they may be entitled to. Contact our office today for a free consultation if you or someone you love was hurt in a car accident, at (214) 777-7777.
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