Roberto Casanova Killed in Rollover Accident on Kennings Rd in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX — June 6, 2022, 37-year-old Roberto Casanova was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Kennings Road in Harris County.
According to reports the incident happened around 2:10 a.m. on Kennings Road near Kodiak Brown Bear Street. Preliminary investigation suggests Casanova was driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck west on Kennings when he allegedly failed to maintain a single lane.
The Chevy passed through the eastbound lane and left the south side of the road into the ditch. It continued there a short distance and then re-entered the road at an angle. It spun and overturned, then rolled over several times.
Casanova was ejected during the rollover and suffered fatal injuries.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Roberto Casanova Accident in Harris County
Reports say police suspected the crossover driver of being intoxicated at the time. Blood tests later showed he had a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .145, almost twice the legal limit, at the time of the wreck. I say that with no judgment, but evidence that he was over the legal limit for intoxication may change some things about the investigation.
For one thing, it's important to find out where the drinks came from. Alcohol-related crashes in Texas and many other states sometimes involve holding the businesses that served it responsible for the damage their intoxicated patrons cause or suffer while excessively impaired. Under Texas dram shop law any business that continued serving the Midland victim if he was obviously intoxicated may have a legal obligation to make what amends it can to his family.
Not every DWI accident involves a dram violation, but the possibility that a local bar or other alcohol-serving business willingly over-served the victim should be carefully investigated. Such a business should help the people affected by its recklessness, and most would agree it should be prevented from endangering its community any further.
Of course, before that could happen the victim's family would have to prove a business broke the law. Police unfortunately aren't very helpful with that, so it's often better to get help from independent investigators. Armed with the evidence they uncover, many people hurt by reckless over-service have held bad businesses accountable for breaking the law and contributing to their injuries.