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One killed and another seriously injured in DWI crash

HIDALGO COUNTY, TX – According to KRGV, one teen was killed and another was injured in a DWI crash on Sunday.

The crash took place on Owassa Road between Val Verde Road and Tower Road, north of Alamo, at around 10 p.m. Sunday. A speeding vehicle struck two pedestrians and a dog. 15-year-old Liza Cavazos was killed in the crash and 14-year-old Santiago Tapiawas seriously injured.

The driver involved in the crash, 37-year-old Maricella Escobar, was arrested following the accident. Escobar has been charged with intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle and intoxication assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury. Escobar has been arrested for drunk driving three times before: once in 2011, once in 2012, and again in 2016.

At Herrman and Herrman, our McAllen pedestrian accident lawyers understand how devastating pedestrian crashes can be for you and your loved ones — especially when the driver was intoxicated. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a pedestrian crash, do not wait to contact us to set up a free, on-obligation case evaluation.