Reports coming out of Austin, Texas state that Eleanor Bailey Lane-Brown and Ancieto Ocamposoto were involved in a fatal car accident due to drunk driving. According to law enforcement, the accident occurred at about 3:30 AM at the intersection between East Parmer Lane and Dessau Road. Police believe that the accident happened when the driver of an SUV, Herman Choc, collided with another car head-on when he was driving in the wrong direction on the road. This collision caused Choc’s vehicle to flip over, after which another car collided with it. Eleanor Lane-Brown, 23, was a passenger in the car that Choc collided with head-on. She died from the injuries she sustained in the accident. The driver was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. Two of Choc’s passengers were also injured-one of them has a possible spinal injury and the other, Ancieto Ocamposoto, died from his injuries. Choc was not injured and when found at the scene of the incident, is reported to have had above the legal blood alcohol level limit. Choc will be charged with intoxication manslaughter.
Unfortunately, fatal car accidents due to drunk driving are not uncommon in Texas.
Reports coming out of Montgomery County state that Shea and Brad Frazier, both 21, were killed in a drunk driving incident. The perpetrator was Alejandro Guzman-Lopez, 23. According to law enforcement, the incident occurred on Highway 59 near Ipes Road at about 7 PM. The couple also had two children, a 2-year old and a baby in the car, but neither child was seriously injured.
Our hearts and thoughts go out to the victims’ families and communities, who we imagine have been deeply affected by these tragedies. We urge those who may have experienced similar situations to contact a personal injury attorney, who may be able to explain to them their rights and options, especially if the case could trigger a wrongful death claim.
— Article by Richard D. Weaver, a personal injury attorney.