• October 07, 2022

Hunter Thompson Killed in Alleged DWI Accident in Lufkin, TX

Lufkin, TX -- October 6, 2022, Hunter Thompson was killed due to an accident where an allegedly intoxicated driver crashed with Thompson.

Lufkin police officials said that the incident happened at around 5:30 a.m. on Old Union Road near TX-287 outside the Great Oaks Apartments.

It appears that 24-year-old Hunter Thompson was coming out of the apartments when a vehicle allegedly driven by Cesar David Del Villar Casillas crashed into Thompson's vehicle.

Due to the collision, Thompson sustained fatal injuries. Police allege that Casillas was intoxicated at the time of the crash. They say intoxication manslaughter charges are pending.

Commentary on Hunter Thompson Killed in Accident in Lufkin

With allegations as serious as this, there definitely needs to be answers for this man's loved ones. Part of that has to be, if alcohol was a factor, where that alcohol came from.

Hunter Thompson Killed in Alleged DWI Accident in Lufkin, TX

Not a lot of folks know that so many crashes like this involve local businesses breaking the law and illegally over-serving someone. If they do so, and that leads to someone getting killed, those affected have the right under drams shop law to hold that business accountable for their actions.

Even at 5:30 a.m., the actions of bars, restaurants, and stores can lead to deadly wrecks like this. Why should everyone else be left to pick up the pieces while they ride off into the sunset? Like I said, it's unclear if anything like that happened here, but it's important folks understand why I say crashes like this can be incredibly complex.

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