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29-year-old Arrested After Fatal Crash

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

According to the Star-Telegram, a 29-year-old man was arrested after in Denton after a drunk driving incident.

About the Denton Drunk Driving Accident

Police report that 29-year-old Austin Shadle was under the influence when he was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

The drivers of the vehicles were injured and rushed to the hospital. Police got reports of the crash around 1:15 a.m., on the 3300 block of Fort Worth Drive. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified Gene Housley as the man killed in the crash, and was pronounced dead in the hospital.

Shadle, the driver of the Nissan, was heading southbound, going into a grass ditch. He attempted to correct his path but lost control, and hit the Mazda that Housley was driving

Tips to Keep Your Loved Ones Safe

  • Make sure your airbags are activated when your child is in the seat.
  • Always put on your seat belt
  • Check to see if your vehicle is up to date with no faulty parts.
  • Make sure all children up to the age of 8 must be in a booster seat.
  • Protect the drivers and passenger side in the event of a crash, to the best of your ability.
  • Never drive under the influence
  • Never allow anyone else to operate a vehicle under the influence.

Statistics of Alcohol-Impaired Driving

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost 29 people in the United States die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes every day (one person every 50 minutes in 2016).
  • Drunk driving crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year.
  • In 2010, the most recent year for which cost data is available, these deaths and damages contributed to a cost of $44B per year.

Contact an Experienced Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

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