Denton—Highway 377 Collision Killed Denton Resident
Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 6:39 am
The victim who died in a car accident on Highway 377 has been identified by Denton Police Department, according to a local news source.
According to initial reports, the fatal crash took place just before 1:00 a.m. last Thursday at the 3300 block of Fort Worth Drive, also known as Highway 377. A dray pickup truck was heading south on Hwy 377 when it veered off the roadway and crashed into a ditch. When the driver attempted to overcorrect, the vehicle ended up in the opposing lanes where it struck a silver vehicle.
The driver of the silver vehicle was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. He has been identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office as 54-year-old Gene Housley of Denton.
Deputies say that the pickup truck driver was intoxicated during the time of the incident. He was arrested on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter, according to DPD.
No other injuries were reported.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased victim, Gene Housley. May God grant you with strength as you go through this difficult time.
Denton Car Accidents
In the United States, Texas is one of the leading states in the number of traffic collisions involving fatalities. In fact, in 2015 alone, the state recorded more than 1,300 deaths caused by intoxicated drivers. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep DUI-related collisions down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.
What are the penalties for drunk driving in Texas? Depending on a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) and other circumstances, they can be charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and face punishments such as jail time and thousands of dollars of fines. They could also face civil lawsuits from any victims of their reckless behavior.