Candida Torres Cortez Killed in Accident at Westmoreland Rd in Dallas, TX

May 30, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Candida Torres Cortez
Type of Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

South Westmoreland Road, Dallas, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Chevrolet Colorado
Westmoreland Rd
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (2), minor injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Chevrolet Colorado collided with a pedestrian

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian at Westmoreland Rd in Dallas, TX on May 30th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 5:25 p.m. Investigators say a Chevrolet Colorado operated by a 25-year-old driver was northbound nearing Angelina Dr. Police say 66-year-old Candida Torres Cortez was crossing from the westside of Westmoreland Rd as the vehicle approaching. They allege the Colorado was traveling over the speed limit and may have run a red light before striking Cortez. Following the collision, the vehicle is alleged to have continued northbound without stopping to render aid. It then collided with a Ford Expedition proceeding through the intersection. Following this collision, police say the Chevrolet operator fled the scene on-foot wasn't was later located by authorities. The driver of the Ford,  a 19-year-old male who was not publicly identified, was seriously injured. A 17-year-old passenger had possible injuries. Cortez suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Additional information was not available.

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