• December 08, 2022

Manuel Rafael Ortega Killed, Jose Perez Ramirez Injured in Car Accident in Yoakum County, TX

Yoakum County, TX -- December 7, 2022, Manuel Ortega was killed and Jose Perez Ramirez was injured in after a single-vehicle accident.

Manuel Ortega Killed, Jose Perez Ramirez Injured in Car Accident in Yoakum County, TX

Investigators said the incident happened early Wednesday along US Highway 380 just outside Plains. It appears that 40-year-old Manuel Rafael Ortega and 37-year-old Jose Antonio Perez Ramirez were in a vehicle traveling westbound along US 380. The vehicle somehow lost control, causing it to go off-road and overturn.

Ortega sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. Perez Ramirez was said to have unspecified injuries. The cause of the crash remains unclear at this time.

Commentary on Manuel Ortega, Jose Perez Ramirez Car Accident in Yoakum County

When it comes to single vehicle wrecks, it's important to be thorough and to let the evidence speak for itself. I notice reports here bring up rain as a potential factor. I have little doubt wet roads would be important in a crash like this, but that can sometimes lead authorities to ignore other possible factors. Even something unlikely like a mechanical defect is worth considering when it comes to getting answers for a grieving family. Are those steps being taken here?

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