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Houston – Wrong-Way Collision on Interstate 45 Kills 1

Posted on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 2:23 am    

At least one person was pronounced dead while another was sent to a hospital following a fatal collision on Interstate 45 near Interstate 10, Monday.

According to initial reports, a white pickup entered the southbound lanes of Gulf Freeway in the opposite direction causing a collision with a passing white Mustang. The impact of the collision killed the driver of the Mustang. His passenger, identified only as a woman, sustained serious injuries from the crash. She was taken to a hospital for treatment. Their identities were not immediately released.

The driver of the pickup truck was later identified as Juan David Almanza, 36. Officers said Almanza was intoxicated at the time of the crash and faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter. It was not determined whether or not he was hurt.

All southbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway were temporarily closed until around 6:30 a.m.

The investigation is still in progress.

Car accidents are a serious problem in this day and age, and yet they still happen quite often. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.

We believe that when someone loses a loved one from a car accident, they do not only suffer emotionally but financially as well. If you or your loved one is a victim of a car accident caused by wrongful actions or due to negligence, you may have the right to file for legal claims. Most of the time, families who are left behind after a tragic loss are not aware of their rights and the legal processes needed to obtain fair and just compensation. In times like this, you would need a professional who can provide you with all the support you need as you go through this difficult time. Talk to your personal injury or car accident lawyer for assistance.

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