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Mother, 2 Children Killed in North Texas Collision

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

A wrong-way collision in Alvarado, Texas left a young mother and her two children dead early Sunday morning.

About the Wrong-Way Crash

According to CBS-DFW, 22-year-old Maranda Abshire and her two sons, Adrian Dominguez, 5, and Cruz Dominguez, 2, were killed when their vehicle was struck head on by a suspected drunk driver. A third child was injured in the accident.

Police state Apshire and the children were traveling on Highway 67 when a pickup truck traveling in the wrong direction struck her vehicle head on. Several cans and bottles of beer were found in the pickups cab.

The driver of the pickup, Ricardo Martinez, was transported to the hospital for treatment. He was arrested on Monday on three counts of murder and one counter.

Marinez’s blood alcohol content was .24 nearly three hours after the crash. That is three times the legal limit. He had previous DWI convictions in Denton and Tarrant county.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,377 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2013 – a 1.05-percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
  • 1,089 of those deaths, 32.2-percent of the year’s total, were linked to collisions in which a driver was under the influence of alcohol.
  • 1,883 deaths were attributed to crashes that occurred in rural areas, and head-on collisions resulted in 523 deaths.
  • An additional 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2013.


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