Dallas-One Dies on North 24th Avenue
Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 6:48 am
A fatal car accident caused the death of one woman on North 24th Avenue last Friday in Edinburg.
The wreck took place at the 3400 block of North 24th Avenue in an unspecified time early Friday morning. According to initial reports, the crash involved a gray Mitsubishi 4-door sedan and a brown 2003 Ford Mustang. How the crash actually took place is yet to be determined by local authorities.
Police said that one woman died as a result of the crash. She is a 19-year-old active duty service member, Cassandra Julianne Perez.
A preliminary investigation shows that Perez was standing near her vehicle that had been stalled on 24th Avenue when she was struck by the Ford Mustang. Authorities said that the driver of the Mustang, identified as Edward Magallan, 25, showed signs of intoxication.
The crash remains under investigation.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victims. We are hoping and praying for a fast recovery of both parties.
Car collisions are extremely prevalent in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is getting injured in approximately two minutes. Unfortunately, despite the government’s aggressive efforts to educate drivers about safety, the cases of speeding, driving under the influence, and negligence are still on the rise. In fact, most of the common causes of accidents in the state are due to the driver’s lack of awareness and precaution.
Knowing the statistics helps us to be more aware of how our choices can affect other people’s lives. For instance, driving while under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs dramatically increases your risk of being involved in a crash by roughly 16% and 24%, respectively. While these cases are extremely dangerous, these can be prevented by making the right decisions. So before hitting the road, know that car accidents leave scars and trauma that can be devastating for the victims. For this reason, it is important that you take all the necessary precautions to avoid it.