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Victoria – Victims in Deadly US 59 Collision ID’d

Posted on Friday, July 26th, 2019 at 8:15 am    

According to a local news source, three of the victims who died in a deadly auto accident on US 59 in Victoria County last Sunday have been identified.

The fatalities were identified as Nora Gabriela Chavez, 42, Oscar Chavez, 45, Adrian Rodriguez Leal, 47. They were residents of Brownsville.

An initial report showed that a 2016 Ford van carrying 10 people were traveling along the highway, just before 11:00 a.m., when it rear-ended a semi-trailer. The van then traveled onto the southbound lanes where it crashed into a 2015 Ford pickup truck. The impact of the collision killed five passengers in the van, two of them were children. The children were only identified as a 6-year-old male and a 13-year-old female.

The other five passengers in the van sustained various injuries and were rushed to hospitals in San Antonio, Houston, and Victoria. Their identification was withheld.

DPS continues to investigate the cause of the accident.

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. That is roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone. Driving while distracted, under the influence of alcohol, and at an unsafe speed are three most common causes of car accidents.

If you are a victim of a car accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there to help you, but more than that, car accident lawyers are always willing to help you in protecting your rights and getting you the justice that you deserve. They will also help you file a lawsuit and get fair and just compensation for physical and emotional trauma you experienced.


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