According to news reports Ruben Flores a 47-year-old Laredo resident was killed on Friday Nov. 19 in a suspected drunk driving accident that occurred in Laredo Texas. The rollover accident happened when Eduardo Rangel-Garcia 38 apparently drove a truck into a creek off of Mines Road approximately one mile south of the Columbia Solidarity Bridge. Flores was a passenger in the truck. Rangel-Garcia left the scene of the crash and was able to get someone to transport him to the hospital. He did not tell authorities that another person was involved in the accident. Deputies did not find the truck or the victim for hours. A blood test showed that alcohol and cocaine were in Rangel-Garcias system at the time of the accident. He has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and accident involving death. Rangel-Garcia is being held in Webb County Jail on a bond of $275000.

Drunk driving accidents happen far too often in Texas and the devastation that they cause affects all parties involved in such accidents. While the alleged drunk driver will face criminal charges he may also be civilly liable for the death that occurred. Furthermore if he became intoxicated at a bar or restaurant in Texas Texas dram shop law will hold a negligent alcohol-serving establishment partially liable for any accidents that occur resulting in injury or loss of life as a result of their negligent actions which can include over-serving a patron such that they surpass the legal blood alcohol content level of .08% or allowing an intoxicated individual to drive off of their premises. In such accidents an independent investigation may prove beneficial to the family that has lost a loved one so that all liable parties can be held rightfully accountable for their negligent behavior that resulted in the loss of their loved one.

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