• January 27, 2023

Shawna Granillo Killed in Alleged Intoxicated Driver Accident in Moore County, TX

Moore County, TX -- January 25, 2023, Shawna Granillo was killed after an accident which allegedly involved intoxicated driving.

Investigators said that the incident happened at around 9:25 p.m. along FM 119 outside of Dumas. According to initial details, 47-year-old Shawna Granillo was in a Silverado traveling eastbound on FM 119. While doing so, a Chevy Suburban said to be going the wrong way crashed into Granillo's vehicle.

Due to the collision, Granillo sustained fatal injuries. The other driver, an 18-year-old, had reportedly minor injuries. At this time, authorities believe that the teen driver had been drinking and was intoxicated. A charge for Intoxication Manslaughter is now pending.

Allegations of intoxicated driving are always terrible, but the fact these allegations are made against a teenager is more than disturbing. Obviously, there will be steps to see the young driver's actions scrutinized and addressed by the appropriate officials. But what I and no doubt others are wondering right now is where the teenager got the alcohol.

While there are plenty of ways someone can get their hands on alcohol when they're not supposed to, there are a couple of ways this sort of thing usually happens. Either an adult relative or acquaintance provides that alcohol, or some local business out there is selling alcohol to kids. The latter is a particularly concerning possibility.

Not only would a complicit business need to be held accountable for serving underage customers, but confronting them could be vital for ensuring they don't continue putting the community in danger. I've seen my fair share of incidents where a business's mistake led to investigators uncovering a whole pattern of misconduct. Making sure that misconduct doesn't lead to more deaths can mean pursuing liability, fines, jail time, and even closure of the business.

A woman lost her life here. Her loved ones deserve to know they're getting the full story, and they also deserve to know that all parties responsible for their loss are facing the appropriate consequences.


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