Per recent news reports from Tyler Texas 12-year-old Alexandria Castillo has died following a two-car auto accident involving a suspected drunk driver. 9-year-old Cynthia Daniella another passenger in the same car as Castillo was last listed in critical but stable condition at Childrens Medical Center in Dallas. The two young girls were in a gray Chevrolet Corsica that was being driven by 33-year-old Jesus Soto. On Friday April 22 Soto was headed east on Gentry Pkwy when he turned north onto Bois dArc Ave and crossed into the path of a 2007 white Ford F-150 driven by 43-year-old Emma Martinez of Tyler. Mrs. Martinezs husband and two sons were also in the car. All four suffered minor injuries that did not require hospital treatment. Castillo and Daniella were taken to East Texas Medical Center around 9 p.m. Castillo died around 2 a.m. Daniella was later flown to the Childrens Medical Center. A witness reported that after the accident Soto shook the girls to see if they were conscious then fled the scene. He was quickly apprehended and given a mandatory blood alcohol test. Soto was then arrested on one count of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault. He was booked into the Smith County Jail.

When such tragic accidents happen a number of parties may bear varying levels of liability for the devastating wreck. A suspected drunk driver can be held liable even if they may also be facing criminal charges. If a negligent bar or restaurant played a role in the accident prior to the wreck such an alcohol-serving establishment can be held partially liable for an alleged drunk driving accident due to Texas dram shop law. However such issues often cannot be fully assessed without a thorough investigation into the tragic accident. An independent investigation can work to make sure that every entity responsible for this catastrophic incident is identified and held accountable for their negligent behavior.

- Tyler Drunk Driver Accident Attorney Michael Grossman

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