Richmond Man Injured, 1 Killed in Car Accident on FM 39 in Leon County, TX
Leon County, TX -- August 13, 2022, one person was killed and another was hurt due to an accident where their car crashed on FM 39.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 1:25 p.m. along FM 39 in the area of 3501.
Officials say that a 47-year-old Richmond man was driving a Chevy SUV along FM 39. It appears that while attempting a left turn, a Nissan Titan behind the SUV attempted to pass on the left, crashing into the side of the SUV.
Due to the crash, a 42-year-old man in the Chevy sustained fatal injuries. The Richmond man was said to have incapacitating injuries. No other injuries occurred. Police mentioned alcohol as a possible factor in the crash.
Commentary on Fatal Car Accident on FM 39 in Leon County
With a situation like this, the mention of alcohol is obviously going to raise some red flags. If it's true that intoxication led to this awful event, that warrants looking into whether or not a local alcohol provider bears some of that blame. That's because in Texas, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication.
With that said, authorities often bring up alcohol just to say they're looking into it. For all we know, something caused this crash which neither driver could avoid. Likely or not, a proper investigation must ensure that the victims and families are getting the whole story so they can get any help available to them.