• October 21, 2022

Sonia Moriado Killed in Auto Accident on FM 1325 in Williamson County, TX

Williamson County, TX — September 24, 2022, 38-year-old Sonia Moriado was killed in a crash with a suspected drunk driver on FM 1325 in Williamson County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 11:45 p.m. on FM 1325 at Quick Hill Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a Chevy C1500 pickup was traveling south on FM 1325 toward the Quick Hill intersection. Nearby, Moriado was riding in a Honda CR-V headed north toward the same intersection.

Reports indicate the Chevy driver made an unprotected left turn toward eastbound Quick Hill and entered the path of the Honda. The two vehicles crashed in the intersection.

Moriado was partially ejected during the collision and suffered fatal injuries. Both vehicles' drivers reportedly sustained minor injuries.

Investigators suspected the Chevy driver of being intoxicated and collected blood samples for testing.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Sonia Moriado Accident in Williamson County

If blood tests confirm that the suspect was impaired during this terrible crash, some may consider the serious criminal charges against him the final step in the equation. They're an important and justified step considering how dangerous and reckless it is for someone to drive drunk, but at the same time I'd argue that everyone responsible for the tragic damage done--including the alcohol's provider--should be held accountable.

Under Texas dram shop law, any business that sold or served the Chevy driver alcohol if he was obviously intoxicated did so illegally and may be liable for the injuries he caused in that crash. Bars that recklessly over-serve their customers break the law and show little regard for public safety, and it's important to teach them a harsh lesson about getting their priorities straight. Part of that lesson is ensuring they make amends to the people hurt by their negligence.

Sonia Moriado Killed in Auto Accident on FM 1325 in Williamson County, TX

Not every alcohol-related crash also involves a dram shop violation, but it's an important detail to investigate further when drinking and injuries may be connected. The law punishes drunk drivers quite severely, and the places that get them drunk deserve to be held accountable as well. Will police track down the drinks to their source, or should someone else handle that on behalf of the victim's loved ones?

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