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Austin Drunk Driver Kills Beloved Teacher and Teenage Son

| Jan 2, 2014 | Wrongful Death |

Peggy Howard and her teenage son, Cale Howard have died following an auto accident involving a drunk driver in Northwest Austin. Could the Howard family sue for wrongful death? The collision occurred while, Peggy Howard, an elementary school teacher for Leander Independent School District, and her teenage son Cale Howard were traveling south on FM 620 in a Toyota Prius. A Chevrolet Avalanche driven by 21-year-old Nicholas Michael Justin Wyzykowski rear-ended the Toyota Prius launching both cars into the oncoming traffic lanes. The Chevrolet Avalanche then collided with a second vehicle, a Toyota Camry that was travelling north, before coming to a stop.

Peggy Howard died at the scene. Cale Howard was transported to Round Rock Hospital. Unfortunately, Cale Howard passed away shortly thereafter. We send the Howards our sincere condolences during this trying time. Three individuals who were travelling in the Toyota Camry were also treated at a nearby hospital for non-critical injuries.

18-year-old Cale Howard was a senior Vandergrift High School. His mother, 60-year-old Peggy Howard was a beloved kindergarten teacher at Steiner Ranch Elementary School.

Authorities report that Wyzykowski had a blood alcohol content of 0.27, over three times the legal Texas limit. He attempted to flee the scene of the accident, but was identified by witnesses and arrested nearby at an apartment complex. Wyzykowski is being charged with failure to stop and render aid and intoxicated manslaughter among other felony charges. Wyzykowski could be held responsible in a wrongful death suit.

If a drunk driver has injured you or a loved one and you have questions regarding your rights call a Texas personal injury attorney.

  – Article By Richard Weaver

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