• August 02, 2022

Kempner Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident on I-14 in Harker County, TX

Harker County, TX -- June 20, 2022, a Kempner man was killed as the result of an accident where his vehicle crashed off I-14.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 1:54 a.m. along I-14 near mile marker 290.

Officials said that a 34-year-old Kempner man was on a Kawasaki motorcycle traveling westbound on the interstate. The vehicle somehow lost control and ran off-road where it hit a TxDOT sign.

Due to the crash, the Kempner man sustained fatal injuries. In recent reports, authorities listed a .24 BAC result. This and other factors remain unconfirmed at this time.

Commentary on Kempner Man Motorcycle Accident on I-14 in Harker Heights

While I can't confirm anything in these reports, any mention of alcohol is worth investigating as thoroughly as possible. Especially with the BAC given in these reports, it's possible there is someone out there who contributed to this man's death that has yet to be held responsible.

Kempner Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident on I-14 in Harker County, TX

Put simply, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Any alcohol provider serving someone until they are three times the legal limit almost certainly did so illegally. So why should they get to continue business as usual while a family out there bears all the burden alone?

Dram shop may not apply here, depending on the facts, but it's an important tool for getting people the help they need and seeing negligent businesses held accountable for their actions. Are those steps being taken here?

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