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Somerville – Monica Gutierrez Identified Victim of Vehicle Accident on FM 60

Posted on Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 11:09 am    

The Somerville Police Department has released the name of the victim who died in a fatal car crash on Farm to Market Road 60 last Monday.

According to authorities, the fatality was identified as Monica Gutierrez, 22.

A preliminary investigation shows that Gutierrez was driving a vehicle along FM 60 when, for reasons that had not been determined, it veered off the roadway, overturned, hitting a fence in the process. The car continued on and ended up crashing into a vehicle that was parked at about eight miles northwest of Somerville. The force of the impact killed Gutierrez instantly. She was pronounced deceased by local paramedics. Her passenger, identified as 26-year-old Jose Ortiz, sustained unknown injuries. He was treated on the scene.

No further details are available at this time. The accident is still under investigation.

We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased victim. May God grant you the strength to go through this difficult time in your life. We believe that the Somerville Police will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

In the United States, Texas is one of the leading states in the number of traffic collisions involving fatalities. In fact, in 2015 alone, the state recorded more than 1,300 deaths caused by reckless drivers. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.

If you have been involved in a car accident with a hit-and-run or reckless driver, the first thing you need to do is call the police. Once the investigation is completed, you can file a lawsuit against the suspected driver. A successful case could help you cover your medical expenses and compensate for your emotional and physical suffering. Speak with your personal injury lawyer to know more about your rights to fair compensation.

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