Matthew K. McKenzie, Manuel Brandon, Jeremy Robinson and William Deonte Injured in Fatal Crash on Business I-20 in Ward County

Matthew K. McKenzie, Manuel Brandon, Jeremy Robinson and William Deonte Injured in Fatal Crash on Business I-20 in Ward County

Matthew K. McKenzie, Manuel Brandon, Jeremy Robinson and William Deonte Injured in Ward County Two-Vehicle Crash on Business Interstate 20

Ward County, Texas (February 15, 2020) – Two people were killed, and four others were injured in a head-on collision on Monday in Ward County west of Barstow, according to the DPS.

The fatal crash happened at about 7:27 a.m., on February 10, on Business Interstate Highway 20.

DPS said Matthew K. McKenzie,22, of Canton, Mississippi, was driving a 2017 Ford F-250 eastbound on the interstate when he fell asleep, crossed the center line and crashed head-on a 2019 Nissan Titan driven by Horacio Acosta-Ramirez, 37, of El Paso.

Ramirez and his passenger, 55-year-old Rene M. Cruz of Odessa, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

McKenzie and his three passengers, 33-year-old Manuel Brandon of Cave City, Arkansas, 36-year-old Jeremy Robinson of Toomsuba, Mississippi, and 24-year-old William Deonte of Greenville, Mississippi, were taken to local hospitals with non-incapacitating injuries.

All individuals involved in the crash were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

We hope the injured victims recover quickly.

“When a person has suffered a grave personal injury in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, the most overwhelming emotion they feel is a sense of injustice. They often ask how such a life-altering event could have happened to them,” attorney Joel A. Gordon said. “The next question usually is, who can help me?” Mr. Gordon added.

A legal advocate can represent an injury victim or the family of a deceased victim. The attorney will file a claim on behalf of the victim and will have the responsibility of citing existing codes, laws or statues which were violated.

To speak with an attorney, Click to call: 281-943-5555.

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