Distracted driver sentenced following fatal 2019 crash in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A San Antonio judge sentenced the driver responsible for a fatal  2019 crash that took the life of two women last Friday.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, Fermin Hernandez Jr. was eating while driving along I-35 at about 7 p.m. April 29th when he bent over to pick a lid off the floor of his vehicle and rammed into the back of a Toyota Yaris.

Two occupants in the Toyota, Tais Alejandra Hinojosa, 18, and her grandmother, Maria Carmen Hinojosa, 73, were rushed to the hospital following the rear-end collision. Tais was pronounced dead later the same day while Maria succumbed to her injuries five days later.

A third occupant in the Toyota, Maria Ramos, was hospitalized in critical condition but has since recovered from her injuries.

Hernandez, now 31-years-old, pled guilty to two counts of criminally negligent homicide and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was sentenced to five years for each of the counts, all to be served at the same time.


If you have been injured or if you lost a loved one at the hands of an inattentive driver in the San Antonio area, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. The San Antonio car accident attorneys with Herrman and Herrman will fight to get the money you deserve for any medical bills, funeral costs, damaged property, and other expenses. Contact our offices today to speak with a seasoned attorney about the details of your claim.

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