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Alleged drunk driver fatally collides with another vehicle on Moorefield Rd

ALTON, TX – According to KRGV, authorities have released the name of the man who fatally collided with another vehicle on Moorefield Rd near FM 681 Saturday.

Walter Enrique Martinez, 42, was driving a Mazda north on Moorefield Rd when he strayed into the southbound lanes of traffic and collided with a GMC Sierra head-on.

Rescue crews pronounced Martinez’s passenger, Ernesto Gomez Sanchez, 65, dead at the scene of the accident and transported Martinez and both occupants of the Sierra to an area hospital.

Martinez and the occupants of the Sierra have been released from the hospital. Authorities arrested Martinez for intoxication manslaughter once he was released from the hospital and transported him to Hidalgo County Jail. His bond is set at $910,000.

Herrman and Herrman’s McAllen drunk driving accident lawyers are here to fight for your right to drive safely if you have been hurt in a wreck caused by an impaired driver. You can schedule a free consultation with us online or by phone at 956.630.9797.