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Young Houston Opera Singer Dies in Head on Truck Collision

One week ago Sunday, a young Texas woman was killed in a head on truck accident. Laura Beth Botkin, 27, was the passenger of another vehicle and as pickup truck drove down the wrong lane, it crashed directly into their car. It is said that the driver of her car did not die in the accident though he received critical injuries, as did the driver of the truck responsible for the accident, Jose Marmolejo Jr. It is suspected that a major cause of Botkin’s death was a result of her not wearing a seatbelt, and the moment their car was hit; she was immediately ejected from the vehicle.

This young lady is remembered for her musical talent, having received a Masters of Voice and Music from Rice University, and was involved in her local church choir, and also taught at a theater for voice. Laura’s involvement in the community was admired, and she will be missed. Though the investigation for the truck accident is still pending, the police are highly suspicious that the pickup truck driver was under the influence. This suspicion is due to his driving record, Marmolejo currently has a warrant out for a previous DWI charge. It is likely that his poor decision to be under the influence led to the loss of a precious life.

Truck accidents are becoming all too common in today’s society, and at Arnold & Itkin, we strongly believe that every individual has a right to seek compensation for their losses when involved in any form of trucking accident. In the tragic event that an accident takes the life of another, our goal is to come alongside the suffering family and help them fight for the justice of their loved one as well as receive a payment to help them through this hard time. At Arnold & Itkin, we are an experienced group of attorneys who are ready and willing to fight for you; contact us today!


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