• June 10, 2022

Steven James Mounger, Reginaldo Rogelio Romo Killed, Juan Vega Injured in Car Accident in Grayson County, TX

UPDATE (August 4, 2022): In recent reports, authorities allege that a BAC test for Reginaldo Romo returned a .327 result. Right now, this and other factors have yet to be confirmed.

Grayson County, TX -- June 9, 2022, Steven Mounger and Reginaldo Romo were killed and Juan Vega was injured due to an accident where their vehicles crashed head-on.

Investigators responded to the scene at around 12:47 p.m. along US Highway 377, just north of Chisum Trail Road.

According to initial reports, 39-year-old Steven James Mounger was in a northbound vehicle when a southbound vehicle, reportedly driven by 39-year-old Reginaldo Rogelio Romo, somehow went into the northbound lane and hit Mounger's vehicle.

Due to the collision, both Mounger and Rogelio Romo sustained fatal injuries. Reports identified an injured passenger in Mounger's vehicle as 36-year-old Juan Vega, who was flown from the scene.

Right now, the exact cause of the crash remains unclear.

Commentary on Steven Mounger, Reginaldo Rogelio Romo, Juan Vega Car Accident in Grayson County

With recent reports including a supposed BAC result, it's absolutely crucial to consider what role alcohol did or didn't play in this tragedy. To be clear, I don't say any of this to upset anyone. The fact of the matter is a .327 is over four times the legal limit, and that rarely happens without an alcohol provider breaking the law and illegally over-serving someone. Did that happen here?

Steven James Mounger, Reginaldo Rogelio Romo Killed, Juan Vega Injured in Car Accident in Grayson County, TX

Put simply, Texas dram shop law says bars and other business can be liable when their over-service of alcohol leads to people getting hurt or killed. Too many establishments in the state have no regard for the safety of the public or even their own customers. As a result, they serve someone to the point someone gets killed. I've seen some egregious behavior from businesses across hundreds of situations families have come to me with. I've even seen bars serve someone so much the alcohol killed them. Is that the sort of thing we should ignore just because it's difficult to discuss? Of course not.

Whether it's help or closure a family seeks, they deserve to know the whole story. This can be crucial for resolving challenging situations--though to call this kind of situation "challenging" would be a serious understatement. If someone out there is responsible for two people losing their lives, shouldn't they face the appropriate consequences? Dram shop could be the avenue to ensure that happens.


*We appreciate your feedback and welcome anyone to comment on our blog entries, however all visitor blog comments must be approved by the site moderator prior to showing live on the site. By submitting a blog comment you acknowledge that your post may appear live on the site for any visitors to see, pending moderator approval. The operators of this site are not responsible for the accuracy or content of the comments made by site visitors. By submitting a comment, blog post, or email to this site you acknowledge that you may receive a response with regard to your questions or concerns. If you contact Grossman Law Offices using this online form, your message will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential! You should not send sensitive or confidential information via the Internet. Since the Internet is not necessarily a secure environment, it is not possible to ensure that your message sent via the Internet might be kept secure and confidential. When you fill out a contact or comment form, send us an email directly, initiate a chat session or call us, you acknowledge we may use your contact information to communicate with you in the future for marketing purposes, but such marketing will always be done in an ethical way.