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2 Teen Girls Killed in Car Crash, Accusations Are Raised Against Store Clerk for Selling Alcohol to Minors

Glass of dark liquor on a table next to a car key.

Gumaro Munoz Campos, an Atascocita shopkeeper, is facing multiple charges after two teen girls were killed in a crash while riding with a minor driver to whom Campos sold alcohol.

Details of the Atascocita Drunk Driving Accident

According to WMUR, the 29 year-old is facing one count of Sale of Alcohol Beverage to a minor, which is a misdemeanor. A conviction could see up to a year in jail, a fine of $4,000, and suspension of liquor license for up to 180 days.

Police say at 12:30 a.m. on July 25, along the 18300 block of Timber Forest, near Atascocita Road, the two teen girls were killed in a car crash. Before the crash, Jagger Smith, 17, purchased MD 20/20. He drove drunk and crashed, claiming the lives of Salma Gomez and Chloe Robinson, both 16.

Police reports say the car hit a tree so hard that the car was torn in half.

Smith could face up to 40 years in jail if convicted on two counts of intoxication manslaughter.

Drunk Driving Accidents and Arrests

A series of prosecutions involving establishments that break state liquor licensing rules or serve alcohol to teens or impaired patrons have occurred in Texas.

With 3,776 drunk-driving deaths in 2016, Texas ranks as one of the top states for drunk-driving crashes.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Houston saw 89 fatal drunk-driving crashes, the most fatal DUI crashes in Texas of 2016.

Contact an Experienced Automobile Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury after being involved in an auto accident, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. Our experienced auto accident injury attorneys are available to respond to car crashes at any hour, day or night. Our lawyers understand that the immediate acquisition of evidence is paramount to understanding how the accident occurred. We will take immediate action on your case.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Remember, your choice does matter. Contact us today for a free legal consultation. Attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

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