Vehicle accidents can easily cause serious or even fatal injuries. In some cases, the investigation into a crash could result in officers charging a driver with manslaughter or other serious allegations if the incident caused a fatality. A person may already feel guilt-ridden over the death of someone in his or her vehicle, and having to contend with criminal charges can be overwhelming.
One man in Texas is currently facing this type of ordeal after being involved in a fatal crash. According to reports, the 24-year-old man was driving a vehicle at approximately 3 a.m. when he was unable to maintain control. As a result, the vehicle overturned multiple times, and a 22-year-old female passenger was ejected during the incident. No other vehicles were involved.
The woman was taken to an area hospital, but she succumbed to the injuries she suffered. Authorities were still investigating the incident at the time of the report, but they suspected that the driver was under the influence when the crash occurred. As a result, he was taken into custody and is currently facing a charge for intoxication manslaughter.
The man charged in this Texas crash undoubtedly had no intention of causing an accident that claimed someone’s life. Nonetheless, he now faces the serious charge of manslaughter and likely has a long road ahead as he addresses the allegation. Fortunately, he has the legal right to defend against any charges brought against him. In efforts to do so effectively, he may want to gain reliable information about his available criminal defense options.