Julio Juarez Killed in DUI Crash at 2 Mile Line Road and Shary Road in MissionKiprop Vincent
Julio Juarez Killed in Mission Two-Vehicle Crash at 2 Mile Line Road and Shary Road
Mission, Texas (August 19, 2020) – Two people were killed Sunday night in a two-vehicle crash in Mission, police said.
The fatal crash occurred on August 16, at the intersection of 2 Mile Line Road and Shary Road.
Police said a red Toyota was speeding when it crashed into a white Chevy.
The Chevy driver, 40-year-old Cynthia Quiroz, was taken to the hospital where she later died. A passenger in the red Toyota, Julio Juarez, 36, was also taken to the hospital where he later died.
The driver of the red Toyota, Mario Alberto Juarez, 28, was taken to Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg for treatment. He has been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter. His bond was set at $1 million.
An investigation into the crash is underway.
We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Julio Juarez.
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Regardless of what substance caused the driver’s reaction time to become significantly altered, intoxication by any means can cause terrible accidents and injuries.
Innocent victims harmed by drunk drivers are entitled to compensation for their injuries, including but not limited to medical expenses; lost wages; pain and suffering and mental anguish; physical impairment and disability; and most importantly, punitive damages to deter future conduct. If a death occurred because of a drunk driver, you will want a knowledgeable accident lawyer to bring a wrongful death action against the drunk driver.