Sylvia Martinez De Garza Killed, Two Injured in DUI Crash on East Trenton Road in Edinburg
Edinburg, TX. (December 29, 2021)- 65-year-old Sylvia Martinez De Garza was killed, and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash on December 25, 2021, in Edinburg, Texas. The accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. in the 400 block of East Trenton Road. Police reported that a westbound pickup truck crossed into eastbound lanes and crashed head-on into a Nissan Sentra occupied by the victims. De Garza was transported to Edinburg Regional Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The two Nissan passengers were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene but was later located and charged with intoxication manslaughter, two counts of intoxication assault and accident involving injury or death. No further details have been provided at this time. 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 deepest condolences to the family of Sylvia Martinez De Garza. 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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