Luz Sanchez Injured in Three-Vehicle Accident on I-35 in Lewisville, TX
Lewisville, TX — November 4, 2022, 46-year-old Luz Marie Sanchez was injured in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 in Lewisville.
Authorities say the incident happened around 11:20 a.m. on I-35 near Valley Ridge Boulevard. Preliminary investigation suggests Sanchez was driving a Ford Expedition south on the roadway when an ambulance approached and passed through. Sanchez slowed to let it pass by; a Dodge Ram traveling behind her also slowed.
According to reports a Peterbilt truck with an attached trailer approached the two slowed vehicles but failed to reduce speed. It crashed into the back of the Dodge and pushed into to the rear of the Ford.
Sanchez was seriously injured in the crash. The Dodge driver received possible injuries and the Peterbilt driver was unhurt.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Luz Sanchez Accident on I-35 in Lewisville
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