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Crystal Nuncio killed in drunk driving crash in Garland, Texas.

Reports coming out of Garland, Texas state that Crystal Nuncio, 28, a police dispatcher, was killed in a drunk driving incident. According to law enforcement, the incident occurred on LBJ Freeway, near Jupiter Road at about 5 AM. Police believe that Luis Angel Rodriguez, 25, was driving under the influence of alcohol. Rodriguez was driving the wrong way on the road when he collided head-on with Nuncio's car, a Chevrolet HHR. Nuncio died from her injuries while her two passengers, her two children of 10 years old and 9 months old, were hospitalized. The former is in critical condition while the 9-month old child is stable. Rodriguez was also taken to the hospital and is in critical condition. He will be charged with intoxication manslaughter and assault.

Unfortunately, incidents that occur because a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not uncommon in Texas.

Reports coming out of San Antonio state that a man who is believed to have been under the influence of drugs was severely injured in a car accident. Law enforcement believes that the accident occurred on Highway 281 near Redland Road at about 12 AM. The intoxicated driver seems to have rear-ended another car with such force that the second car was pushed out of the road. The victim's state of health is not yet known.

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the victims' families and we deeply hope that those hospitalized have speedy recoveries. We urge those who have experienced similar situations to contact a personal injury attorney who may be able to assist in explaining further rights and options after such a tragedy has occurred.

-- Article by Richard D. Weaver, a Texas personal injury attorney.

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