Maria D. Villegas Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on I-35 in San Marcos

Maria D. Villegas Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on I-35 in San Marcos

Maria D. Villegas Killed in San Marcos Two-Vehicle Crash on I-35 at Blanco River Exit

San Marcos, Texas (August 14, 2020) – A 70-year-old woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash early Thursday morning in San Marcos, according to officials.

The fatal crash happened around 2:00 a.m., August 13, on I-35 southbound at the Blanco River exit.

Police said a white 2009 Dodge Journey was traveling in the far-right lane behind a red 2016 Volvo semi-tractor trailer with a tandem trailer. The Dodge driver changed lanes to avoid a vehicle approaching from behind and rear-ended the Volvo.

A passenger in the Dodge, Maria D. Villegas, was taken to Ascension Seton Hays Hospital in Kyle, where she was pronounced dead. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The Dodge driver, 23-year-old Jose Alberto Garcia, was cited for not having a driver’s license, no insurance, and failure to control speed.

The crash remains under investigation.

We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Maria D. Villegas.

Who May Make a Wrongful Death Claim in Texas?

A wrongful death claim for a family member may be brought by spouses, children, or parents. The State of Texas also allows the estate of the deceased to bring a survival action to recover for past medical expenses and conscious pain and suffering, as well as other non-economic damages which the deceased may have suffered before death. Texas does not permit brothers, sisters, cousins, or grandparents to assert any claims for the death of a family member.

Wrongful death claims require an attorney who understands the complexity of the damages caused by a significant loss. The lawyer representing the client has the responsibility to hire the necessary experts to help prove the case. 

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