Date: March 30, 2020
Time: 9:18 p.m.
Location: 5500 block of E. Parmer Lane
Deceased: Daminik Lopez | Hispanic female | 9/27/2010
Arrested: Cain Perez Estrada | Hispanic male | 34 years of age
The preliminary investigation shows that the driver of a silver, 2009 Hummer H3 was traveling south over the eastbound lanes in the 5500 block of E. Parmer Lane when she failed to yield to a grey, 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML3. The ML3 struck the passenger’s side of the Hummer. The two child passengers in the Hummer were transported to Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas for treatment of their injuries. One of those children, nine-year-old Daminik Lopez, died from her injuries on April 4, 2020. The other underwent emergency surgery for critical injuries.
The driver of the ML3, 34-year-old Cain Perez Estrada, was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He was subsequently arrested for DWI which is believed to have been a contributing factor in the crash.
Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-8544. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 24th fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in 25 fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were 17 traffic fatalities.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
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