McAllen man pleads not guilty to crash-related criminal charges

by Benjamin Treviño | September 14th, 2022 | Auto Accident, Blog, News

A 23-year-old McAllen man has pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him in connection with the February 2022 traffic death of an 85-year-old man.

Lou Autry Gomez is charged with manslaughter and injury to the elderly stemming from the Feb. 22 death of Francisco Quijada.

The indictment alleges Gomez was driving at an excessive speed in a shoulder lane of McColl Road when his vehicle caused a chain-reaction accident that ultimately impacted Quijada’s vehicle, causing his death.

A woman and her three children in another vehicle were also injured in the accident, but the charges are unrelated to those injuries.

Gomez was indicted July 26, and his not guilty plea was entered September 12. He has been free on bond since February 25, and is currently awaiting trial.


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