Jomark Sepulveda, 1 Injured in Car Accident in Denton County, TX
Denton County, TX -- July 22, 2022, Jomark Sepulveda and another person were injured after an accident where their car crashed off-road.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 9:30 p.m. along John Day Road near Highway 114.
In reports, officials said that 39-year-old Jomark Sepulveda was driving a BMW on westbound John Day Road. The vehicle traveled off-road where it crashed into a tree.
Sepulveda had incapacitating injuries due to the crash while a 24-year-old man riding passenger had non-incapacitating injuries.
The exact cause of the crash cannot be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Jomark Sepulveda Car Accident in Denton County
Late at night, folks generally assume a crash like this must have involved alcohol. Maybe it did, in which case there may certainly be consequences. Some of those consequences, though, may need to be against a local alcohol provider if they over-served the driver, making them liable under dram shop law. That said, jumping to conclusions isn't going to get folks the help they need.
Alcohol is just as important to investigate as fatigue, tire blowouts, mechanical defects, road hazards, medical conditions, animals in the road, etc. Likely or not, getting folks the help they need means ensuring nothing important slips through the cracks. It remains to be seen if authorities ever did their due diligence here. If not, there may need to be more thorough independent investigations.