Andrea Aguirre, Angelica Colin, Raul Colin, Teresa Colin, and Raul Perez Colin Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on West St. Francis in Amarillo; Larry Rolen Arrested
Andrea Aguirre, Angelica Colin, Raul Colin, Teresa Colin, and Raul Perez Colin Killed in Amarillo Two-Vehicle Crash on West St. Francis; Larry Rolen Arrested
Amarillo, Texas (December 25, 2021) – According to the police, the fifth victim has died following a wrong-way crash that happened Wednesday night in Amarillo.
The fatal crash happened around 7:39 p.m., December 22, in the 500 block of West St. Francis.
Police said a Chevrolet Silverado 2500 pickup was traveling the wrong way in the westbound lanes when it crashed head-on into a westbound Nissan Altima.
Four people in the Altima were pronounced dead at the scene. They have been identified as 46-year-old Angelica Colin, 88-year-old Raul Colin, 85-year-old Teresa Colin, and 35-year-old Raul Perez Colin.
The wrong-way driver, Larry Rolen, and another passenger in the Altima, 23-year-old Andrea Aguirre, were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries where Aguirre died on Friday, December 24.
Rolen was later arrested and was booked on four counts of intoxicated manslaughter and one count of intoxicated assault. The charges were filed before the fifth victim died, and additional charges are pending.
The Amarillo Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Squad is investigating the crash.
We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Andrea Aguirre, Angelica Colin, Raul Colin, Teresa Colin, and Raul Perez Colin. We also wish the injured victim a quick recovery.
Common Causes of Automobile Accidents
While there are many causes of car accidents, the most common reasons of driver negligence include driver inattention; cell phone use; texting and driving; speeding; fatigue; failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign or private drive; running a red light; and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” Attorney Joel A. Gordon said. Mr. Gordon believes that an independent investigation is important. An Attorney will help obtain the crash report, secure accident photos, interview witnesses, and create a claim.
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