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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.

Texas car crash kills three, injures two

A collision at an intersection on U.S. 290 in Texas left three people dead and two injured. Texas State Troopers say the accident involved a Honda Accord and a truck with a trailer. The man driving the Honda made a left turn on a yellow light and hit the truck. Authorities said the fatal car accident happened at about 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 13.

Texas man resuming life after catastrophic car accident

A Houston history professor is getting his life back on track after losing a foot and almost losing his life following a car accident in 2011. The life-changing accident occurred on Aug. 18. After extensive physical therapy, the 52-year-old man is learning to walk again and looking to returning to school -- as a student.

Driver faces DWI manslaughter charge due to a previous conviction

The driver in a fatal crash in Texas was charged with vehicular manslaughter after an earlier conviction for DWI was discovered on his record. This was not the man's first auto accident. In 2006 he reportedly caused a wreck that sent four people to the hospital. Police say that between midnight and 1 a.m., the 37-year-old man crashed his Dodge pickup truck into a Chevy Cobalt at a downtown Amarillo area intersection. This reportedly caused injuries to the 61-year-old driver of the smaller vehicle. She was transported to a nearby hospital but soon died from those injuries. A passenger in the pickup was also taken into custody on a charge of public intoxication.

Texas woman charged with vehicular homicide

A 21-year-old woman has been charged with murder and evading arrest after causing a fatal accident while she fled authorities. The woman is suspected to have driven the getaway car after her accomplices stole merchandise worth $2,600 from a nearby Macy's. The car accident took place on Highway 59 near Humble, Texas.

Texas among states considering lower BAC standards

Drunk driving laws have drastically changed over the years to help curb a serious problem in the United States. The changes are a direct result of the high number of serious, sometimes fatal, auto accidents caused by people who were drinking alcohol just prior to driving. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the current blood alcohol content standard is simply not low enough.

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