Martin Valdez Injured in Fatal Crash on FM 722 in Dumas

Martin Valdez Injured in Fatal Crash on FM 722 in Dumas

Martin Valdez Seriously Injured in Dumas Crash on FM 722

Dumas, Texas (July 17, 2022) – Martin Valdez, 59, of Dumas, was seriously injured after being involved in a  fiery deadly crash near Dumas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The crash happened about 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 15 on FM722, just west of Dumas.

DPS said Judy McGuire, 50, of Dumas, was driving northbound on FM722 when her 2005 Acura RST  drifted into the southbound lane, where it collided with a 2018 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Valdez.

Both vehicles caught on fire after the crash.

Valdez was able to exit the burning vehicle.  He was taken to Memorial Hospital in Dumas with non-life-threatening injuries.

McGuire and two juvenile passengers ages 12 and 8 were trapped inside the burning vehicle. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

No further details about the crash were immediately provided.

The crash remains under investigation.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

There are many different reasons why automobile, pedestrian, 18-wheeler, and motorcycle accidents occur, including driver negligence, driver inattention, 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 under the influence of alcohol or drugs. While the factors listed above are the main causes of most accidents, there may also be other factors involved, which is why it’s important that an investigation be conducted before evidence disappears, especially in cases involving a fatality.  At Joel A. Gordon & Associates, we will act quickly to secure accident scene photos, interview witnesses, obtain police records, and secure other valuable evidence needed to win your case.  Call now for a free consultation.

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