• December 03, 2019

Victoria Santillan Killed in League City, TX Alleged Drunk Driving Accident

League City, TX -- November 28, 2019, a 24-year-old woman sustained fatal injuries and a man now faces charges following an alleged drunk driving accident.

According to initial police reports, the collision happened early Thanksgiving morning on Main Street.

In their reports, officials said that Victoria Santillan was in or along the roadway at the time. They say that 22-year-old Coleman Weber collided with her, then fled the scene. As a result, Santillan succumbed to fatal injuries.

An off-duty police officer followed Weber to a parking lot about 2 miles away from the wreck. When police eventually questioned Weber, they found an open container of beer in his vehicle. Weber reportedly admitted that he did not feel safe to driver.

At this time, Weber faces charges for leaving the scene of the accident. Tests for alcohol are currently pending.


If what police say is true, there is a vital piece of information that requires immediate attention: where did the driver get his alcohol? Under Texas Dram Shop Law, the driver may not be the only party responsible for this woman's death.

The law says that an alcohol provider that over-serves alcohol to an obviously intoxicated customer can be liable for damages resulting from that person's intoxication. If someone comes stumbling into a bar slurring their words, glassy-eyed, and obviously drunk, it's illegal to serve them. Yet countless businesses ignore this and serve intoxicated customers anyway. When they do, they put lives at risk. Dram Shop is the community's way of punishing these negligent businesses when their actions get people hurt.

Police say they found an open beer container in the suspect's vehicle. In my experience, that's rarely the only alcohol the driver had prior to the crash. Investigations often reveal that the driver had much more to drink at a local bar or restaurant or that they were on their way home from resupplying. If that's the case here as well, then the business in question played a role in this woman's tragic death. Just like the alleged drunk driver, they deserve to be held accountable.

--Grossman Law Offices


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