Lauren Elrod died in an alleged drunk-driving car accident in Longview, Texas. Thomas Henkel was charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with the accident. The unfortunate incident occurred on June 8, 2016. We would anticipate that this case may result in a wrongful death lawsuit, especially once the investigation is complete.
According to reports, Henkel was driving on W. Loop 281 and drifted into the lanes headed the opposite direction. Reports indicate this is when he crashed into a vehicle driven by Elrod. Elrod died as a result of the extreme injuries she sustained. Our hearts and deepest sympathies go out to the friends and families of Elrod.
What was the cause of the fatal accident? Why was the driver operating a vehicle while allegedly under the influence? Are there any other factors missing from this report?
It is always sad to hear about car collisions, and this accident is equally as sad. The roads are always a place where unpredictable moments take place. That is why driving safely is so important.
Although the police are doing their own investigating, they cannot always be fully relied upon. There are some questions that may still need answers and some actions that may need explanations. Personal injury lawyers do not always rely on the police reports. They often hire private investigators to find the answers to additional questions. Investigators often obtain helpful information that is not included in the police report, information that family members sometimes want to know.
The facts of this case may support a wrongful death lawsuit. The Weaver Law Firm understands that family and friends may have plenty of questions regarding wrongful death lawsuits.
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