Fatal Benbrook accident may have involved speeding, racing

A 17-year-old Benbrook girl was killed in a car accident while on lunch break from school, KDFW reported on December 12.

The accident allegedly involved three vehicles, all within the 6000 block of Highway 377 in Benbrook, Texas. One of the vehicles was not involved in impact, according to police. Esperanza Contreras was a passenger in an SUV driven by one of her schoolmates from Fort Worth Western Hills High School. Three others were also injured in the accident, including a friend of Contreras, and they were transferred to a local hospital.

Although the police did not confirm their comments, Contreras’ family conjectured that speed or racing could have been an element of the accident. The police did, however, ascertain that alcohol did not appear to have played a role in the incident. The accident remains under investigation by authorities.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter extend their deepest thoughts to the friends and family during this difficult time.

Woman killed in Dallas car collision

A two-vehicle accident in Dallas on Thursday, February 27 resulted in one death.

According to a spokesman from the Dallas Police Department a maroon Dodge Durango ran a red light and collided with a blue Chevrolet Impala.

Kiara Lewis, a passenger of the Impala, was pronounced dead after being rushed to a nearby hospital. Doctors administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation but it wasn’t effective.

Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman, Jason Evans, said the other adult and two children in the Impala were in stable condition. Police investigators are still investigating factors that may have contributed to the crash.

The driver of the Durango is facing a criminally negligent homicide charge.


One person dies in Fort Worth collision

On Saturday, January 19 a collision near the Fort Worth Texas Motor Speedway killed one person.

A Dodge four-door vehicle ran a red light around 5:30 p.m. and hit a Honda. The Honda, occupied by four people, flipped into a ditch near Highway 114 and Champion Parkway. The impact instantly killed a 47-year-old occupant.

The other occupants of  the Honda are all currently in critical condition.

The three teenagers in the Dodge didn’t sustain any serious injuries. Fort Worth police are holding them for questioning. A local authority said that the case will be reviewed by the Denton County District Attorney’s Office.

The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter extend our condolences to those affected by this unfortunate accident.

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