• December 20, 2022

Lev Rabb Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on FM 542 in Leon County, TX

Leon County, TX — December 7, 2022, 63-year-old passenger Lev Rabb died in a single-vehicle accident on Farm to Market Road 542 in Leon County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 1:00 p.m. on FM 542 near State Highway 7. Preliminary investigation suggests Rabb was riding in a Ford F-150 pickup headed north on the roadway when the 55-year-old driver lost control for unconfirmed reasons. The pickup veered off the road and the driver over-corrected, causing the vehicle to overturn and roll.

Rabb was ejected during the rollover and suffered fatal injuries. The driver was seriously injured; investigators suspected he was under the influence of alcohol and drew blood for testing.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Lev Rabb Accident in Leon County

If clear evidence confirms the driver was impaired here as police suspect, some might the only thing left is to charge the driver accordingly. Given the terrible damage done and the inherent danger of DWI that seems more than justified, but that may not actually be the end of the matter. For example, if a local bar or restaurant over-served the driver and made him too drunk to drive, then that business may be responsible for injuries he caused (and suffered) in that crash.

Lev Rabb Killed in Auto Accident on FM 542 in Leon County, TX

Texas dram shop law says a licensed alcohol vendor breaks the law when it over-serves an obviously intoxicated customer. Doing so puts the customer and the community at risk, and the business should answer for its reckless actions the same as anyone else would. Dram shop claims give people hurt by those actions the right to hold the bar accountable, teaching it a serious lesson and also securing much-needed help for those victims.

Not every DWI crash starts with a dram violation. One may or may not have happened in the Leon County crash, and I'm not saying I know of a specific business that should be investigated. If police don't plan to look into it at all, though, maybe an independent investigation could find more answers.

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