• May 24, 2017

Tommy Lee Benitez Killed, Esmeralde Reyna Hurt in Accident in Beaumont, TX

Beaumont, TX -- A single-vehicle crash in the area of Beaumont, TX led to the death of 20-year-old Tommy Lee Benitez and left 20-year-old Esmeralde Reyna injured Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

So far, it appears the vehicle occupied by the victims was on Interstate 10 when it lost control, striking a guardrail. Mr. Benitez, the driver of the car, was thrown from the vehicle, and was killed at the scene of the incident. His passenger, Ms. Reyna, was left with minor injuries in the crash.

The report provided no further information at the time of its release.

Local officials are investigating the details of the incident at this time.

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Commentary

The tendency in single-vehicle crashes is to automatically blame the driver. However, after years of litigating single-vehicle crashes, I've found that this isn't always so. Yes, it's true that it's often the fault of the driver. But, when it comes to single-vehicle accidents involving fatalities, the least we owe victims and their families is a more thorough investigation to rule out all other possibilities.

--Grossman Law Offices

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