Jeffrey Burton Injured in Car Accident in Grayson County, TX
Grayson County, TX -- December 22, 2022, Jeffrey Burton was injured following an accident which may have involved drunk driving.
Preliminary details said that the crash took place at approximately 2:42 a.m. along US Highway 69 near the intersection of Calimus Flat Road.
Authorities said that 61-year-old Jeffrey Burton was a driver in a Chevy HHR traveling southbound along the highway. From northbound lanes, a Ford van crossed the center line and hit the Chevy head-on.
Burton's injuries following the crash were said to be incapacitating. The Ford driver was said to have non-incapacitating injuries. The details suggest police believe the van driver was under the influence of alcohol. If this is true, then there are usually steps taken to ensure the allegedly drunk driver sees appropriate consequences. But that may not be the whole story.
To put it simply, the van identified in this crash is a type often used for commercial purposes. I can't help but wonder, then, if someone was drinking while on the job for a local company. It's one thing for some irresponsible individual to get drunk and hit the road. It's another thing if a company has someone with substance abuse issues operating multi-ton vehicles throughout the community on a regular basis.
Maybe there isn't much more to this story, but I learned a long time ago in my career that following up on these suspicions can catch crucial information the victims and families deserve to hear which might otherwise slip through the cracks. This incident might prove as much.