Lieu Vu Killed in Possible DWI Accident on Boone Road in Houston, TX
UPDATE (October 14, 2022): Sources have identified the person killed in the accident as Lieu Vu. Lieu Vu sustained fatal injuries due to a vehicle hitting a pedestrian, and at the time of the most recent details, Yennifer Viveros Villarreal faces charges. No further information is available at this time.
Houston, TX -- October 9, 2022, a pedestrian was killed as the result of an accident where a possibly intoxicated driver hit them on Boone.
It appears the incident happened at around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Boone Road and Bellaire Boulevard.
Officials said that a pedestrian was walking at the time and crossing Bellaire in a crosswalk. While crossing, a vehicle said to have a green light hit the victim, causing fatal injuries.
The driver was identified by officials as 37-year-old Yennifer Viveros Villarreal. She was accused of driving while intoxicated. At this time, additional details about the incident are unavailable.
Commentary on Lieu Vu Killed Possible DWI Accident in Houston
With these initial details, there may be more to the situation than folks realize. Any crash involving intoxicated driving can prove challenging given Texas dram shop law. Essentially, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication.
Bars, liquor stores, restaurants, and other businesses can be held responsible if their illegal service leads to someone getting killed. Right now, however, there isn't enough information to confirm if alcohol was even a factor, let alone if it led to the death of the victim. But grieving families deserve to know they're getting the full story, and I see no reason why this incident would be an exception to that.