Drunk driver in fatal accident sentenced to 15 years

Dallas resident Ivan Garcia Esparza, 23, pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter on June 1 in relation to the drunk driving vehicular accident that caused the deaths of a married couple, according to the Dallas Morning News.

24-year-old Danny Reed, Jr., and Chantae Reed were killed in 2014 when Esparza struck the Reeds’ SUV along I-635 at I-35E. The SUV struck a concrete wall and caught fire.

Esparza, who had a blood alcohol level of .271 at the time, will serve 15 years in prison for this crime.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter in Dallas understand all too well the devastation that drunk drivers can cause. In this situation, our compassionate legal team may provide aggressive representation on your behalf in court. To learn more about how we may help you pursue financial compensation for medical expenses, funerary costs, as well as pain and suffering, call our offices at (214) 457-1668 today.

Suspect in wrong-way crash might have been drinking

A wrong-way accident that claimed the life of 22-year-old Burleson, Texas resident Maranda Abshire and her two children, five-year-old Christopher Adrian Dominguez and two-year-old Cruz Dominguez in North Texas on Sunday, March 8, according to nbcdfw.com.

Abshire’s Ford Mustang was hit by a wrong-way driver operating a Toyota pickup truck along U.S. Highway 67 in Alvarado at around 1:30 a.m. Abshire’s 13-year-old half sister, Lindsey Reynolds,was also in the car at the time of the accident. She was taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth for treatment, but is expected to pull through. According to Alvarado police, they were already alerted to the presence of the wrong-way driver on the highway and were on their way to address the situation when the accident happened.

The man who caused the crash was flown to a hospital to address his injuries. Authorities stated that they found empty containers of alcohol in his vehicle.

Drunk driving victim dies after five years in near-vegetative state

Eight-year-old Dallas resident Abdallah Khader, who was crushed in a vehicular accident in 2009 by repeat drunk driving offender Stewart Richardson, died on January 11 after spending years in a near-vegetative state, WFAA-TV reported.

The car crash in Arlington almost six years ago made Khader nearly brain dead. Khader had been strapped into his car seat, just two years old at the time, when Richardson crashed into their family vehicle. Richardson’s blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit.

Richardson, who has since then been detained in a Tarrant County jail, has yet to undergo trial due to delays instigated in an effort to enhance his punishment by including driving while impaired charges in other states.

The legal team at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter in Dallas understand that dealing with the aftermath of personal injury accidents can be painful, especially if the accident resulted in the loss of a loved one. Our personal injury attorneys fight on behalf of victims for restitution from those responsible. Call our offices at (214) 457-1668 today to discuss your case.

Allen man dies in drunk-driving crash in Plano

25-year-old Allen, Texas resident Juneho Yum died after 30-year-old Plano resident Ryan Jacob Forbes allegedly ran a red light on Wednesday, April 22 at around 1 a.m., hitting Yum as he was walking down the road.

Police investigators and emergency medical responders declared Yum dead at the scene of the accident. Police said Forbes was able to get out of his sport utility vehicle and left the scene. Forbes is facing a number of charges, including charges of intoxication manslaughter. He has posted bail and is currently awaiting trial.

This is the second drunk driving accident in Plano within a week’s time.

At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, we extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the victim at this difficult time.

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