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Drunk driver claims the life of 70-year-old Texas woman

A 27-year-old man was charged with suspicion of intoxication assault after an automobile collision on Sept. 13 that claimed the life of a Texas woman. The charges are to be upgraded to intoxication manslaughter. The car accident occurred at about 10 p.m. on FM 1187 about six miles from the woman's home in Crowley, according to a spokesman from the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office.

The man was driving west in the 9500 block of the road when he rear-ended a car containing two adults and three juveniles. The force of the impact sent the car across the roadway where it crashed into another car in the eastbound lanes. Both the 70-year-old driver and her 72-year-old husband were ejected from their eastbound vehicle by the collision. Both victims were transported to a Fort Worth hospital where the woman later died. The condition of her husband was not available. One passenger from the car that was rear-ended was taken to a hospital in Granbury for treatment. The man who caused the accident was uninjured and was taken into custody at the scene.

  - Article By Richard Weaver

The woman who died was described by friends as a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who devoted her time to helping friends and strangers alike. She is survived by her husband of more than 50 years, two children and four grandchildren.

Any journey in a motor vehicle can end in tragedy, and the safety of all road users is reliant on the attentiveness and care of other drivers. When these standards are not met, the resulting accidents can cause property damage, catastrophic injuries and death. Victims of road traffic accidents caused by negligent or drunk drivers have legal remedies available to them. An attorney experienced in personal injury lawsuits may be able to help them pursue compensation for their damages.

Source: Star Telegram, "Man charged with intoxication manslaughter in crash that killed Crowley woman", Susan McFarland, September 14, 2013

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