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21-year-old driver arrested after fatal DWI collision in Pharr

PHARR, TX – One man was killed and another taken into custody following a suspected DWI crash in Pharr on Saturday.

According to Valley Central, the accident took place on April 24th at about 3 a.m. at the intersection of Cage Boulevard and Javelina Drive.

Officers say the vehicle driven by 21-year-old Damian Martinez collided with the rear of another vehicle stopped at the red light at a high rate of speed. The occupant in the second vehicle, 50-year-old Juan Silva, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Martinez was arrested on charges of intoxication manslaughter and accident involving death. He is currently being held on $200,000 bail.

If you have lost a loved one as a result of the incredibly reckless actions of a drunk driver in the McAllen area, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The McAllen DWI accident attorneys with Herrman and Herrman will make it their mission to secure the maximum amount in compensation following your tragic loss. Don’t face this difficult time alone. Contact our offices today to speak with a dedicated attorney about the details of your claim.