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Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : April 19, 2021

Victoria, TX – US Highway 59 Crash Victims Identified

Victoria, TX (July 24, 2019) – On July 20, around 11 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety arrived at the scene of a three-vehicle collision on US Highway 59 just northeast of Victoria.

Reports from DPS state that a white 2016 Ford van was heading north on Highway 59 when, for unknown reasons, it crashed into the rear left side of a semi-truck. The impact from the collision caused the van to drift into the southbound lane where it collided with a 2015 Ford F-250 pickup truck.

The five occupants of the van, later identified as 42-year-old Nora Gabriela Chavez, 45-year-old Oscar Chavez, 47-year-old Adrian Rodriguez Leal, a 6-year-old boy, and a 13-year-old girl, all sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene of the incident.

Five other occupants, as well as two occupants in the Ford pickup, were transported to Citizens Medical Center for treatment.

Authorities later confirmed the identity of the two occupants of the pickup truck to be 55-year-old Oscar Daniel Garza and 51-year-old Anna Lee Bettancourt.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time.

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this accident.  Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Accidents In Texas

Victoria, TX – US Highway 59 Crash Victims IdentifiedMore than 3,700 people lose their lives in Texas car accidents annually. Sadly, this high number places our state in the lead for traffic fatalities. Dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one is difficult under any circumstance. Learning that your loved one died as the result of another driver’s negligence just makes the situation even more unbearable. In some cases, surviving family members can contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas to get the justice they deserve.

For nearly two decades, Texas car accident attorneys at the Benton Law Firm have helped countless victims and their families get the justice and compensation they deserve. Our knowledgeable injury accident attorneys in Texas work diligently to ensure those harmed get the maximum amount of compensation for their legal claims. Contact our car accident attorneys in Texas at (214) 777-7777 to see how we can help you.

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Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety and quality of life to those who live in our state. At The Benton Law Firm, we intend to honor those who are victimized in accidents across Texas. We aim to provide up to date information to the public surrounding these incidents in hopes of helping others avoid becoming victims themselves. If anyone is involved in an accident we would like to make sure they know how to respond, should a tragedy occur. Information in this post, should not be considered legal or medical advice. You should seek further assistance from a legal or medical professional if you or a loved one is a victim in an accident. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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