Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Meet Jorge Lugo Ochoa, 33: His Foot Has a Boo-Boo, but the Female Driver (22) He Hit Head-on is Dead, and the 5-Year-Old Who was Riding with Her and Thrown from the Vehicle is Fighting for His Life, Allegedly because Ochoa Drove the Wrong Way Down the Street (Sober)


Ochoa's mug shot

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Thanks to A Texas Reader for this article.

Fifty-two hours after the accident, the dead adult vic has yet to be named by the media, which also hasn’t bothered to update the status of the child vic.

And yes, I just double-checked.

Wrong-way driver arrested in Denton fatal crash
Posted: Jun 07, 2015 6:07 PM EST Updated: Jun 07, 2015 8:29 PM EST
Fox Dallas-Fort Worth

A man is in jail after driving the wrong way on a Denton street, causing a fatal collision.

Denton Police received a 911 call reporting a major accident at approximately 10:00 p.m. Saturday. Denton Police and Denton Fire & Rescue responded to the scene, located in the 9900 block of Sherman Drive. Upon arrival, one female victim was trapped inside a black Ford Focus and a small child lying on the ground was being tended to by passersby that stopped to assist.

Paramedics on the scene determined that the 22 year old female driver of the Ford Focus was deceased upon their arrival. The 5 year old male passenger in the vehicle suffered serious facial and head wounds. He was transported to Cooks Children's Medical Center in Dallas by PHI Air Medical and remains in critical condition. The decedent was a family friend of the child.

The second vehicle involved in the accident was a white Honda CRV. The driver, identified as Jorge Lugo Ochoa, 33, of that vehicle sustained a minor cut on his foot.

During the investigation, traffic officers determined the Honda CRV was traveling in the wrong lane of traffic and struck the Ford Focus head on. It was also determined that Ochoa, who was operating the Honda CRV, was negligent with respect to his conduct and should have been aware of the substantial risk in his driving behavior.

Ochoa was arrested and charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide and Injury to a Child. He is currently in the Denton City Jail with a $10,000 bond for Injury to a Child and $25,000 bond for Criminally Negligent Homicide.

The name of the decedent is not being released at this time to allow for notification of the family.

This does not appear to be an alcohol or drug related accident.

The investigation is ongoing.


Anonymous said...

What is it with Mexicans driving the wrong way on streets and freeways? Whenever I hear about a wrong-way driver accident on a local (DFW) freeway, if the suspect's name is given, it is always Hispanic. Although, usually these wrong-way drivers are drunk.

Anonymous said...

Any updates I know they just
No billed him but what is his immigration status? Did he have insurance? Or a criminal history?

Nicholas said...

I just googled again, and found no updates since early June. No one even published the name of the woman he killed!

Anonymous said...

Most likely to respect the families wishes to keep it private... I know who she is and the fact that this p.o.s gets to walk makes me sick. There is no justice for her in this. No justice for the child. No justice for her family. Way to go American court system.

Anonymous said...

The woman that was killed was Lauren Clearman, age 22, an elementary school teacher. She was babysitting her best friends 5 year old son who was in the car with her. He suffered injuries but made a recovery. The driver responsible for the crash, Jorge Ochoa, is an illegal citizen, driving without a license and had been arrested four times in the past for driving without a license.