• May 16, 2017

Jesus Marmolejo Killed, Sergio Rebolloso, Juan Rivas-Romero Injured in Reeves Co., TX, Accident

-- May 14, 2017, Jesus Marmolejo was killed, Sergio Rebolloso and Juan Rivas-Romero were injured, in Reeves County, TX, after a rollover accident.

Investigators from the Texas Department of Public Safety released preliminary details surrounding the accident. They say that it occurred about 25 miles southeast of Pecos in the afternoon hours of Sunday.

Officials reported that 34-year-old Rebolloso was driving a Dodge pickup southbound along the roadway. For reasons which have not yet been determined, the vehicle lost control and swerved off the side of the roadway. As a result, the pickup overturned several times, injuring the three occupants.

Officials reported that 39-year-old Marmolejo suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. Rebolloso was taken to a hospital with injuries said to be non-life-threatening, and 27-year-old Rivas Romero was reportedly treated at the scene.

At this time, the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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Commentary

It's still too early to make any sort of determination about what caused this accident, but it does bring up a very important aspect of wrongful death law which many people ask our firm about. When it comes to the rights of passengers, the basic rule is that unless the victim directly did something to cause the accident--like grab the steering wheel, for example--then the passenger most likely has a claim against someone, depending on what caused the crash. It's a subject that's very important for those affected by such accidents, and the article below is a valuable resource for those looking to learn more.

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