• July 20, 2022

Lloyd Boudreaux Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on FM 71 in Titus County, TX

Titus County, TX — June 15, 2022, 54-year-old Lloyd Boudreaux was killed in a single-vehicle accident on FM 71 in Titus County.

According to reports the incident happened around 4:10 p.m. on FM 71 near County Road 1940. Preliminary investigation suggests Boudreaux was driving a Ford F-150 pickup truck west on the roadway when he lost control for unknown reasons. The truck veered to the right and he over-corrected, causing the vehicle to leave the south side of the road into the bar ditch. It passed through the ditch and over a driveway, hit two trees, and overturned.

Boudreaux was partially ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries.

Investigators found several alcohol containers around the crash scene and believe the victim may have been drinking prior to the accident.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Lloyd Boudreaux Accident in Titus County

Police suspected impairment could have been a factor in the crash. That seems reasonable after they found alcohol containers at the scene, but that could just be coincidental. If police want to prove alcohol's involvement they'll need something more concrete, like toxicology test results.

If such tests confirm intoxication was a factor, it would then be important to find out where the alcohol came from. Texas dram shop law takes DWI crashes very seriously and in many cases holds businesses responsible when they over-serve their customers and those customers cause or suffer harm.

Lloyd Boudreaux Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on FM 71 in Titus County, TX

People aren't always aware of dram shop law even though it helps many folks who are hurt in similar situations. In a nutshell, dram shop law prohibits licensed alcohol vendors (bars, restaurants, liquor and convenience stores, etc) from selling or serving alcohol to obviously intoxicated customers. If they do so illegally and their customers go on to cause or suffer harm while under the influence, that business may then be considered liable for the victims' injuries.

So was that a factor in Titus County? Only time and further investigation could say for sure, but if there's a chance that a business's negligence was at the root of this crash that seems worth finding out and addressing.

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