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Noe Parra struck and killed by car while waiting to cross U.S./Mexican border.
A Grand Rapids teenager died early this week after he was struck by a car at the U.S.-Mexico border. Noe Parra and his girlfriend were riding with his parents to visit family in Mexico for Christmas on Dec. 21. They had waited more than three hours to cross the border at Laredo, Texas, and were stopped in traffic when the teen and his girlfriend got out to use a nearby bathroom. Noe was struck while walking back to the car. His girlfriend was not injured, family said. Relatives said the crash occurred in a grassy area and the driver had cut through to apparently cut in line or exit. Authorities told them the crash is under investigation. Police in Laredo could not be reached Friday night.
What every family needs to know about Texas wrongful death claims
When someone is killed in a car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, or other kind of accident, family members left behind must cope with the tragedy as best they can. Many important decisions need to be made, and a wrongful death claim needs to be filed. In Texas, a claim can be filed only by specific family members, but there are strict requirements and deadlines that must be met. It is critical to talk with a wrongful death lawyer in Texas to get the information and advice needed to move forward.