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Sophia Calhoun, 9, dies in Victoria, Texas after the SUV she was riding in, driven by Yvonne Calhoun, 38, was hit by suspected drunk driver Rodolfo Alvarez, 41
The driver of the SUV, 38-year-old Yvonne Calhoun, was hospitalized with a collapsed lung and a broken shoulder. A hospital spokeswoman described her condition as stable. Her relationship to the girl is unclear.
Sophia Calhoun, 9, died Sunday, October 19 following a car crash in Victoria, Texas. The SUV Calhoun was riding in, driven by Yvonne Calhoun, 38, was hit by a 41-year-old man suspected of drunk driving. Yvonne Calhoun was taken to the hospital to treat a collapsed lung and a broke shoulder. Rodolfo Alvarez is being held without bond at the Victoria County Jail with charges of DUI, murder, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The 41-year-old man said he drank three beers before getting behind the wheel and didn't know about the accident.
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 Texas wrongful death attorney to get the information and advice needed to move forward.