Roger Evans Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident in Leon County, TX
Leon County, TX -- April 11, 2022, Roger Evans was killed due to an accident where a vehicle crashed along the highway.
Officials reported that the crash took place at around 4:10 p.m. along US Highway 79 near County Road 347.
Investigators said that 76-year-old Roger Evans was in a Ford F-150 traveling southbound on US 79. The vehicle somehow ran off the side of the road where it went through a ditch and hit a tree.
Evans succumbed to fatal injuries as a result of the crash. In reports authorities said that alcohol was a contributing factor. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Roger Evans Car Accident in Leon County
Just to be clear, bringing up alcohol here is not to upset anyone or to paint the victim in a bad light. On the contrary, I've seen crashes like this time and time again where it turns out some local alcohol provider illegally over-served the driver and contributed to the crash. Could it be that police are overlooking that possibility here, as well?
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. Whether it's a bar, liquor store, restaurant, or even a gas station, businesses negligently over-serving people puts lives at risk. So why shouldn't they take some responsibility for the harm caused by their actions? That's what dram shop seeks to address, and it can get a family some much needed help at the same time.
So while I certainly can't confirm or deny any particular factors in these reports, my experience tells me there could be more to this story. If nothing else, getting a family some answers should be worth whatever steps are necessary to get those answers.