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Texas man dies in wrong-way crash

Just after 4 a.m. on a recent Sunday morning, emergency dispatchers began receiving calls of a wrong-way driver on Highway 121. Texas police immediately began searching for the driver, who was heading south in the northbound lanes of the eight-lane highway. However, before officers could intercept him, the car had plowed head-on into two other vehicles.

One driver died at the scene. He was a 38-year-old father of two teenagers, and he was on call for a 24-pharmacy. That morning he had been called from his home to make an emergency delivery of medication to an elderly hospice patient. He was making that delivery when he encountered the wrong-way driver. It is unclear how the driver became turned around and ended up heading in the wrong direction.

The 37-year-old wrong-way driver was transported to the hospital and treated for his injuries. Police obtained a warrant for his blood alcohol content, but officers on the scene reported the driver showed signs on intoxication. After his release from the hospital, the driver was taken by police to jail and booked for intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle as well as assault for the injuries suffered by the driver of the third car involved in the accident.

The families of the victims of this horrific accident are likely dealing with the aftermath of the accident. In addition to unimaginable grief, this may include medical bills and funeral expenses. They may also wonder how to manage financially without the income of their deceased husband and father. Unfortunately, these scenarios are not unique in Texas, and many families in similar circumstances seek the advocacy and advice of an attorney to help them move forward.

Source: NBC DFW, "Alcohol Suspected in Deadly Wrong-Way Crash in Grapevine", Jan. 7, 2018

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