San Antonio- Suspected DUI Driver Struck and Killed Teen Soldier
Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 11:23 pm
A young service member from San Antonio passed away after getting struck by a vehicle in the Rio Grande Valley, last February 15.
The victim was identified as 19-year-old Cassie Perez.
According to initial reports, the wreck took place early Friday morning at around 1:00 a.m. Based on a preliminary investigation, Perez was on her way to visit her fiance when her tires blew out. She then stepped out of the vehicle and begin pushing her stalled vehicle onto the shoulder of the road when she was struck by brown 2003 Ford Mustang. She died at the scene.
The driver has been identified by local authorities as Edward Magallan, 25. He is cited for driving while intoxicated. His bond was set at $150,000 and he must carry a portable breathalyzer and be alcohol-free at all times.
We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased victim. May God grant you strength to go through this difficult time in your life. We strongly believe that the San Antonio Police Department 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 or your loved one got into a car accident involving by a 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 and possibly. 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 com