Heriberto Hernandez and Lauren Brown Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Grandview Avenue in Odessa
Odessa, TX. (June 24, 2021)- 55-year-old Heriberto Hernandez and 55-year-old Lauren Brown were killed, and several were injured in a multi-vehicle crash on June 22, 2021 in Odessa, Texas. The accident occurred just before 11:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of Grandview Avenue. Police reported that the driver of a stolen Chevrolet Silverado rear-ended a Hyundai Santa Fe. The force of the impact caused the Santa Fe to roll and hit a parked Dodge Ram. The driver of the Silverado continued before crashing head-on into a Toyota Highlander occupied by Hernandez and his passenger Brown. Hernandez and Brown were pronounced dead at the scene. Another passenger in the Highlander and two people in the Santa Fe were transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Silverado fled the scene on foot but was later located and charged with Intoxication Manslaughter, Intoxication Assault, Failure to Stop and render Aid and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. The crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We wish them a full and speedy recovery.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of Heriberto Hernandez and Lauren Brown. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Texas
According to recent studies, within a 10-year time span, nearly 700,000 hit-and-run accidents occurred every year throughout the country. Unfortunately, when hit-and-run accidents occur at night, drivers are usually under the influence, in stolen vehicles, in unregistered vehicles, or have just committed a crime and fear being caught by authorities. Drivers may also have an expired license at the time of the accident as well.
Regardless of the reasoning behind fleeing the scene of an accident, drivers should be held financially responsible for all damages and losses, especially if they were at fault. At The Benton Law Firm, we help families file wrongful death lawsuits against negligent drivers after losing loved ones in hit-and-run accidents. If you would like a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, call us today at (214) 777-7777 . We understand that no amount of compensation can replace the life of a loved one, but we still like to help families alleviate the financial burdens of post-accident expenses.
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