Twenty-two-year-old Maranda Abshire, two-year-old Cruz Dominguez, and five-year-old Christopher Dominguez instantly died when they were hit by a truck driven by 53-year-old Ricardo Martinez of Fort Worth, The Dallas Morning News reported on March 9.
Martinez was driving the wrong way down U.S. Highway 67 near County Road 810 and Baker Lane when the accident occurred.
Alvarado police said they arrested Martinez on charges of three counts of murder and one count of intoxicated assault. They said Martinez’s blood alcohol content amounted to .240 three hours after the accident; this is three times the state’s legal limit.
Martinez, who was taken into custody, already has convictions for driving while intoxicated in both Denton and Tarrant counties.
The Fort Worth attorneys of the Woodson Law Firm understand that you are likely suffering in the wake of a drunk driving accident–especially if you or a loved one has been injured or even killed. The challenges in this situation are great, but our legal team may work on your behalf to hold the intoxicated driver fully accountable in court. Call our offices at (817) 338-0303 today to learn more.