• October 10, 2023

Jeremy Stone Killed in Alleged Intoxicated Driver Accident in Nacogdoches County, TX

Nacogdoches County, TX — October 6, 2023, Jeremy Stone was killed due to an alleged intoxicated driver accident that happened at around 9:00 p.m. on Highway 103.

Authorities with the Texas Department of Public Safety told news outlets that the incident happened in the area of Highway 147 along the north part of Sam Rayburn.

It appears that 44-year-old Jeremy Stone was a pedestrian who was walking along the shoulder of the highway. While doing so, police say that a driver in a Chevy Tahoe did not avoid Stone, and the vehicle struck him.

Jeremy Stone Killed in Alleged Intoxicated Driver Accident in Nacogdoches County, TX

Due to the collision, Stone succumbed to his injuries. The driver is accused of being intoxicated at the time of the accident. DPS says that the driver faces a charge for intoxication manslaughter. No further information has been released at this time.

Beyond this, authorities seem to be leaving some unanswered questions. For one, what exactly was the intoxicant involved here? If it was a controlled substance, is there a dealer who needs to be put behind bars? Or, was it alcohol? Here's why that matters.

I recently litigated a case against a bar after a drunk driver struck a family headed home from dinner. One of the speed bumps we had to overcome was that we had to wait to depose the bartender because authorities had charged her criminally with unlawful alcohol service. Don't get me wrong, our clients were happy to wait for the criminal matters to be resolved because that bartender played a role in their accident and deserved to be punished.

The public has a perception that once an intoxicated driver is charged, that's the end of the matter. Oftentimes, there is more than one person who's responsible in a crash that results in an intoxication manslaughter charge. I'd urge people to keep that in mind when reading about accidents like this.


*We appreciate your feedback and welcome anyone to comment on our blog entries, however all visitor blog comments must be approved by the site moderator prior to showing live on the site. By submitting a blog comment you acknowledge that your post may appear live on the site for any visitors to see, pending moderator approval. The operators of this site are not responsible for the accuracy or content of the comments made by site visitors. By submitting a comment, blog post, or email to this site you acknowledge that you may receive a response with regard to your questions or concerns. If you contact Grossman Law Offices using this online form, your message will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential! You should not send sensitive or confidential information via the Internet. Since the Internet is not necessarily a secure environment, it is not possible to ensure that your message sent via the Internet might be kept secure and confidential. When you fill out a contact or comment form, send us an email directly, initiate a chat session or call us, you acknowledge we may use your contact information to communicate with you in the future for marketing purposes, but such marketing will always be done in an ethical way.