Texas: Gerardo Tamez III causes an accident in which he kills a friend

Negligent homicide: Gerardo Tamez III was accused of being responsible for the death of his friend Álex De la Rosa, in Texas, by causing ...

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  • Negligent homicide: Gerardo Tamez III was accused of being responsible for the death of his friend Álex De la Rosa, in Texas, by causing an accident when he was speeding.
  • Tamez III, 27, could face more charges after drugs found in his car that are only sold with a prescription.
  • The man is already being held in the Hidalgo County Jail and could face a sentence of up to 20 years.

Gerardo Tamez III was arrested on charges of negligent homicide by causing a speeding accident in which a friend died.

Tamez III, 27, was detained by the highway patrols of the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPD) in the Hidalgo County.

The arrest warrant against Tamez III, consulted by MundoHispánico, details that the man is allegedly responsible for the death of his friend Álex De la Rosa, 24, who was his passenger on the day of the accident.

Tamez III also faces he could face drug possession charges because when the TxDPS agents came to cover the accident, they found chemical drugs in his car that are only sold with a prescription.

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 6:25 p.m. the emergency number for the small town of Weslaco, in southeastern Texas, received calls from several motorists who reported an accident with injuries.

Several troopers were ordered to move to the Midway Road dirt road five miles south of rural highway 5 North Road where the events had occurred in an area of ​​ranches and farms.

The agents who arrived at the scene found a gray Saturn SUV that had hit a tree on the right side.

The blow from the truck was so strong that half of the vehicle had been completely sunk.

Inside the car, two Hispanic men were very badly injured. However, when emergency services arrived they could no longer do anything for the passenger and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gerardo Tamez III, 27, could face a harsh sentence for the death of his friend Álex De la Rosa in a speeding accident. (Photo: Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office) File: Texas: Gerardo Tamez III causes an accident in which he kills a friend

Christopher Olivarez, a TxDPS spokesman, said that through his driver’s license the deceased was identified as Álex De la Rosa.

The driver of the vehicle identified himself as Tamez III and was rushed to the McAllen Medical Center where he spent a couple of weeks recovering from his injuries.

According to officer Olivarez, the cause of the accident was determined as speeding after the driver, Tamez III, lost control of the vehicle on the dirt road and without slowing down he left the road until he collided with the tree.

Inside the vehicle the agents found at least six tablets of the narcotic Alprazolam, or Xanax, which according to the National Medical Library The US government is a central nervous system suppressant that is sold only by prescription to patients with ecquisphrenia and causes a drunken drowsiness.

This is how the truck Gerardo Tamez III was driving and in which his friend died when they collided with a tree was left. (Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety) File: Texas: Gerardo Tamez III causes an accident in which he kills a friend

As of this writing, Gerardo Tamez III has not been able to explain how he got the Xanax pills and whether he or his friend took them before the accident.

This drug is very popular among young Hispanics in Texas and is sold on the streets as ‘Bars’ for up to $ 20 per pill.

After his medical treatment, Gerardo Tamez III was transferred to the Hidalgo County Jail accused of negligent homicide in the death of his friend Álex De la Rosa.

He Texas State Penal Code It details that the charge of reckless homicide is punishable by a sentence of 5 to 20 years in prison for anyone found guilty in a trial.

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Gerardo Tamez III arrived in jail and the judge who received his case set him a bond of $ 265,000 if he wants to face his process in freedom.

However, Tamez III, appealed to the judge’s decision and said through his lawyer that it is an excessive bail for the crime of which he is accused and asked for a reduction. The judge has not made a decision after your appeal.

Meanwhile, Tamez III continues to be detained and the judge set his next hearing for next October 7 where he will determine if he deserves to receive a reduction in the amount of his bail.

The Hidalgo County Prosecutor’s Office is studying the case for now to determine whether or not he is accused of carrying drugs prohibited by the Xanax pills that were found in his car. In Texas the law states that if a drug is found in a vehicle, the person responsible is the official owner of the car.

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