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Man accused of killing two in crash turns himself in

On April 15, it was reported that a man who was accused of killing two while he was allegedly street racing was found to be in the country illegally. This was discovered when the 21-year-old man surrendered himself to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

The accused individual was said to be driving a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck while street racing with a Dodge vehicle on the Sam Houston Tollway feeder road. The man allegedly ran a red light, colliding with a 2004 BMW 330 that was being driven by a pastor. Both the pastor and his wife died at the scene. The accused man reportedly fled from the accident on foot. The other driver also fled.

When the report was made, the man was still in the process of being booked into Harris County Jail. Although he had not made an appearance in court at the time, it was expected that he would be facing charges related to two homicides and fleeing the scene of a fatal crash.

If a person becomes involved in a car crash that they did not cause, they could still potentially face life-threatening injuries or even die if their injuries are severe enough. Families who lose a loved one in a fatal crash could potentially seek compensation for their loss. This compensation may help pay for funeral costs and cover income that the deceased person was earning, especially if the family relied on that income to live. An attorney may assist the family members by gathering evidence that shows that the other driver was responsible for causing the crash. Additionally, the evidence may also show that the liable driver was driving under the influence, driving unsafely or was not following the laws.

Source: Breit Bart, "Illegal Alien Surrenders in Hit-and-Run Crash that Killed Texas Pastor, Wife," Bob Price, April 15, 2016.

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