The family of Zora Lykins will finally receive justice after more than two years after her fatal crash.
68-year-old Orlando Padilla was charged for his involvement in a five-vehicle crash. The original report said the collision occurred at the intersection of Main and Fifth St. Authorities said Padilla’s vehicle hit the back of Lykins’ car in the intersection and caused a chain reaction. The force of the impact caused Lykins’ vehicle to leave her driving lane and strike three vehicles. Luckily, none of the drivers in those vehicles were injured.
Medical personnel and police arrived at the scene to assess the situation. When paramedics arrived, they noticed that Lykins was unresponsive inside her vehicle. EMTs took her to a local hospital initially, then was flown to a hospital in Texas. At the hospital in Texas, 77-year-old Zora Lykins put up a courageous fight. However, after a three-day battle, she passed from her wounds.
At the scene, police talked to Orlando Padilla and he told police he took his insomnia medicine before driving. He also complained about an injury to his neck and taken to the hospital and shortly released. He was arrested and finally he was formally charged with homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence of his insomnia medicine.
We offer our condolences to the family of Zora Lykins and hope they can find the strength to move forward after this tragedy.
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