According to the Dallas Morning News, 26-year-old Martha Perez died Wednesday morning after sustaining serious injuries Sunday morning when her vehicle was struck by an alleged drunk driver at the intersection of Matlock Road and the Interstate 20 service road in Arlington, Texas.
The accident occurred around 2 am and has already claimed the lives of two other women. Alejandra Alvarado, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene and Alexandria Rodriguez, 19, passed away after being rushed to an area hospital.
A fourth occupant in Perez’s vehicle remains hospitalized, but is expected to survive.
The suspected drunk driver, 38-year-old Eldrick Demond Westbrook has been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault; however, following Perez’s death, police will likely upgrade the intoxication assault charge to a third count of intoxication manslaughter.
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):