Marianna Pickens-Quiroz and Christopher Vanderslice Killed in 4-Car Crash on Highway 36 [Callahan County, TX]

Marianna Pickens-Quiroz and Christopher Vanderslice Killed in 4-Car Crash on Highway 36 [Callahan County, TX]

Injuries Reported in Horrific Multi-Vehicle Collision on Highway 36

Callahan County, TX (March 13, 2024) On Sunday afternoon, 26-year-old Marianna Pickens-Quiroz, of Round Rock and 26-year-old Christopher Vanderslice, of Hutto were killed in a tragic multi-vehicle crash on Highway 26.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the fatal 4-car crash happened around 2:30 p.m. on Highway 36, 8 miles south of Eula.

Reports say that a vehicle attempting to pass another car at a high rate of speed, crashed into the vehicle Pickens-Quiroz and Vanderslice’s vehicle.

Officials say that all 3 vehicles crashed and a 4th vehicle was hit by debris from the crash.

Authorities pronounced Pickens-Quiroz and Vanderslice dead at the scene, meanwhile, both occupants who were attempting to pass during the initial incident suffered serious injuries and medics transported them both to the hospital.

DPS is investigating the horrific crash and has not released further details at this time.


Sweet Lawyers would like to extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to the bereaved families of Marianna Elizabeth Pickens-Quiroz and Christopher Scott Vanderslice. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.


Multi-Vehicle Collision on Highway 36 Led to Marianna Pickens-Quiroz’ Death

Dealing with a loved one’s sudden and tragic death is indeed painful. It would undoubtedly take a lot of time to recover from this loss.

However, the worst part to consider is when the death was a result of other people’s negligence.

That is why hiring a legal expert to help with a possible wrongful death claim is one of the best decisions one could make.

Moreover, knowing that each state has laws covering who can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the deceased is helpful. These people are related to or depend financially on the person who died. The law usually allows the following people to file a wrongful death case:

  • Surviving spouses;
  • Domestic partners (registered domestic partnership);
  • Children of the deceased;
  • Financial dependents, parents, and minors under the care of the deceased;
  • Personal representatives.
  • These people can differ from state to state.

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