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Young Mother Killed in Rear-End Crash by Suspected Drunk Driver

Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Sep 25, 2014 in Auto Accidents

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Nineteen-year-old Priscilla Alanis, a mother of one and volleyball player for Cedar Valley College, was killed in a rear-end accident by a man authorities now suspect had been driving intoxicated.

At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, Alanis was struck while pulled over on 1-45 in Hutchins. Alanis hazard lights were on and she was headed southbound when a truck veered out of its lane and struck Alanis's car.

The truck was driven by 24-year-old Eustorgio Gomez-Gutierrez, who police now believe was driving under the influence at the time of the accident. Alanis was pronounced dead after being transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. She had been wearing her seat belt during the accident.

Gomez-Gutierrez has been charged with intoxication manslaughter.

Alanis family says they are now focusing on her son, Eli.

The entire team at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings sends our deepest regards to the family of Priscilla Alanis. The death of a young person due to the carelessness of a single driver is a tragedy not only within our community, but to society as a whole.

Have you lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident? Stephens, Anderson & Cummings offers free case evaluations to surviving family members and victims of negligence.

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