Burcham, 31, is currently in lockup at Hunt County Detention Center in Greenville, Texas, where he faces charges of intoxication manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, and leaving the scene of an accident involving damage to a vehicle, according to the Harold-Banner.
The Harold-Banner reports that the hit-and-run accident occurred last month in Greenville when an intoxicated Burcham struck and killed James Wylie, 59, near the 7600 block of Wesley Street.
Wylie’s mother, Myra McQueen of Purcell, Oklahoma, filed the wrongful death lawsuit with the 196th District Court on September 14, seeking in excess of $1 million in damages for her son’s death, according to the Herald-Banner. McQueen claims Burcham was negligent in the accident that left her son dead.
No indictment has been made against Burcham regarding the case.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).