Cassius Phillips Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident in Navarro County, TX
Navarro County, TX -- December 25, 2021, Cassius Phillips was killed due to an accident where his vehicle crashed off the side of the road.
In reports, authorities said that the crash took place at around 1:35 p.m. along Highway 309 near FM 1393.
According to officials, 35-year-old Cassius Phillips was in a Hyundai Sonata traveling along Highway 309. The vehicle reportedly traveled off the side of the road on a curve, causing the vehicle to crash into a tree and overturn.
As a result of the crash, Phillips reportedly sustained fatal injuries. Current reports showed a .275 BAC result from tests. Additional details surrounding the accident are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Cassius Phillips Single-Vehicle Accident in Navarro County
Just to be clear, I'm not addressing any of this to upset anyone or to tarnish someone's name. On the contrary, I have concerns about whether or not these reports are actually telling the whole story. At just over three times the legal limit, there needs to be some consideration for where the victim got the alcohol supposedly involved here. Answering that could show that an outside party contributed to the man's death.
Put simply, Texas dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. That could be anywhere from a bar to a liquor store to a gas station. They have rules to follow, and breaking those rules can lead to serious consequences. It only makes sense those mistakes would result in equally serious legal consequences.
Like I said, I can't say if anything like that happened here, and the crash reportedly being on Christmas would mean most places are closed. But however slim the chance, any possibility that someone out there needs to be held responsible for a family losing their loved one is one worth considering as thoroughly as possible.