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Man charged with intoxication manslaughter for Irving crash that killed tow truck driver


IRVING, Texas - A 38-year-old man faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter for a crash in Irving that killed a tow truck operator who was loading a vehicle on his wrecker.


According to police, the wreck happened just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, in the 300 block of West State Highway 183.


The tow truck operator, identified as 22-year-old Joshua Henao, was outside the truck on the right shoulder to load a vehicle onto the wrecker.


That’s when police say Edgar Arturo Zavala-Asturias crashed into the tow truck.


Henao was pronounced dead as a result of the crash.


Zavala-Asturias was treated for minor injuries and then arrested.






IRVING, TX, (December 10, 2019) - 22-year-old Joshua Henao died on Tuesday night after being struck by an alleged drunken driver. According to Irving police, Mr. Henao was in the 300 block of West State Highway, loading a stranded car onto his tow truck. Just before 7 p.m., a drunken driver crashed into the victim and the wrecker. 


Sadly, Mr. Henao was died from injuries sustained in the crash.


The alleged driver, 38-year-old Edgar Arturo Zavala-Asturias, suffered minor injuries and was treated. Police then arrested the suspect, who faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter.


Police are actively investigating the incident, and are urging anyone with information about this crash to call Irving P.D. at 972-273-1010. Liability on the part of Zavala-Asturias appears clear in this case as he was driving under the influence at the time of the crash.


Still, an independent probe will be required to learn other potential factors in the case, including the results of a test or tests to determine the blood-alcohol content of Hastreiter. Sadly, drunk driving accidents kill approximately 30 people in the U.S. each day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Candice Bond, an experienced DUI accident attorney, was interviewed and provided her thoughts on incidents such as this.


“Separate from criminal charges, a victim’s family may be entitled to compensation through a civil lawsuit against the responsible party, said Bond, Managing Partner of Bond Sanchez-Gordon. “In addition to the diligent work of law enforcement, an attorney can re-interview important witnesses, analyze any surveillance video from the scene of the crash and obtain phone and texting records of the liable party. Serving as an advocate, an attorney can help compassionately guide a family during this difficult time, protecting their rights, while ensuring that a driver who does not obey traffic laws is held accountable.” 


Pending the investigation, the family of Joshua Henao may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. Family members of wrongful death victims may seek damages for loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional distress following a tragic or catastrophic accident such as this tragic incident.


“The stress and sorrow can be extremely overwhelming after losing a loved one in an accident,” said Andrew Wright, of counsel with Bond Sanchez-Gordon. “We understand just what families are forced to go through, and having their rights protected is vital. A wrongful death lawyer will stay updated on the official investigation and help ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected."



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I would like to pray for both of the men, for they have love ones who are being left behind with the sorrows of this horrible accident. My son jashua  was a good man that loved his family more than himself.. We will miss you joshi!! I will miss you.. your Father Fabian Aragon.





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