Officers Arrest Cody Lesher in El Paso Fatal Collision
El Paso, TX (June 21, 2023) – On Friday, Alfredo Dominguez, 35, of El Paso, and his dog, were killed following an Emory Road DUI collision.
Investigation reveals that Cody Lesher, 32, was driving a southbound 2015 Maserati in the 4600 block area when he lost control and struck a gas meter. The vehicle rolled over and struck Dominguez and his dog as they were both walking northbound on the shoulder.
Maserati stopped at about 100 yards away and witnesses told the authorities that Lesher exited the vehicle through the driver’s side and walked fast northbound on the 4600 block area. He then turned back and walked southbound on Emory Lane
Those who witnessed the incident said Lesher entered the backyard of a nearby residence looking for a place to hide. He then exited the backyard and that is when the police arrested him at the corner of Emory Road and Hermosa Lane.
The paramedics transported Lesher to a local hospital where he told the authorities that he arrived at a bar with another individual at around 5 p.m. and left at around 6:30 p.m. Lesher said during the investigation that the individual was driving at the time of the collision.
Apparently, he exited the vehicle and went to the passenger’s side. The officer asked him why he would go to the passenger’s side if he wasn’t driving at the time of the collision. Lesher replied he meant to say the driver’s side.
Moreover, the officer said Lesher had a mark on his left shoulder which was consistent with the seat belt crossing from the left shoulder down to the right waist as if he was on the driver’s side.
Finally, officers arrested Lesher and charged him with intoxication manslaughter, and an accident involving personal injury.
Sweet Lawyers extends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family of Alfredo Dominguez. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.
Accidents Could Happen Anytime
Indeed, traffic safety is no laughing matter. As a matter of fact, emergency units receive road accident report every 57 seconds. Between 2020 and 2021, there was a 4.17% increase in accident-related deaths on our roadways.
The dangers of driving continue to rise, yet the public is forced to put their lives at stake on the road each day.
Let us make the roadways safe. It is everyone’s responsibility to abide by traffic rules and prevent traffic mishaps like the Emory Road DUI collision.
Consult With the Legal Experts
Your safety on the road is never guaranteed; knowledge is a powerful tool. Indeed, in uncertain times such as these, you may want to speak to a professional in case of a vehicle collision.
Knowing what steps to take following a traffic accident can mean the difference between financial prosperity and financial disparity. The consequences of a severe accident can follow you for months, even years, if you don’t have your legal doubts cleared by an expert.
It is good to know that the aftershock of a traffic accident is not something to be dealt with alone. The burden is meant to be shared; preferably, with a community that knows how to handle the effects.
To those who lost Alfredo Dominguez, reach out to Sweet Lawyers‘ wrongful death attorneys. Our legal team will find you the most favorable possible outcome. We will achieve the justice and compensation you and your family deserve.