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Houston- One killed in DUI crash on Beltway 8 frontage road

Posted on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 at 10:30 am    

A car accident involving a drunk driver left a teenager with fatal injuries on Beltway 8 frontage road, Monday night.

According to police, the collision happened at around 8:30 p.m., Monday, on East Sam Houston Parkway near Highway 90. A blue Chevrolet Tahoe was heading east on East Sam Houston Parkway when it entered the intersection at a red light. It then crashed into a Ford Expedition on the northbound feeder road.

A passenger of the Chevrolet Tahoe sustained severe injuries and was taken to Life Flight to Memorial Hermann. She was later declared dead a few moments after arrival. Authorities identified her as 11-year-old Vanessa Ledezma.

The driver of the Chevy, identified as 33-year-old Jorge Ledezma Echavarria, suffered from injuries and was hospitalized. His condition was not released.

Preliminary investigation shows that Echavarria showed signs of intoxication.

Our team would like to express our sincerest condolences to the relatives of the victim of the crash. We strongly believe that the Arlington Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

Following a fatal accident, it is important to be familiar with the rights you are entitled to. If you or your loved one is a victim in an accident caused by drunk driver or another party who is under the influence of illegal drugs, you may have the right to file for compensation.


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