Midland ISD Student Killed in Horrific Traffic Crash on South Lamesa Road
Midland, TX (February 9, 2024) On Thursday afternoon, 41-year-old Rogelio Ortiz was involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash on South Lamesa Road that ultimately killed a Midland ISD student.
According to the Midland Police Department, the horrific traffic crash happened around 4:35 p.m. in the 1900 block of South Lamesa Road.
Reports say that Ortiz was driving a black truck and hit a student trying to cross the road after school.
Officials say that Ortiz fled the scene after the crash, and medics rushed the student to the hospital in critical condition. Officials confirmed that the student ultimately succumbed to their injury and was declared dead at the hospital.
Meanwhile, the City of Midland said officers located and detained Ortiz, the suspected driver of the hit-and-run.
Authorities are investigating the fatal auto-pedestrian crash and have not released further information at this time.
Sweet Lawyers express sympathies to the bereaved family of the victim in the hit-and-run crash on South Lamesa Road. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.
Hit-and-Run Traffic Crash on South Lamesa Road: Rogelio Ortiz Arrested
Dealing with a loved one’s sudden and tragic death is indeed painful. It would certainly 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 who can help you with a possible wrongful death claim is one of the best decisions one could make during this time.
Moreover, it is helpful to know that each state has its laws covering who can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the deceased.
These people are those who 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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Reach out to our wrongful death lawyers if a loved one died in an incident similar to the hit-and-run crash on South Lamesa Road. Let us help you discover if you are eligible to file a case on behalf of your departed loved one.
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