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Texas Woman Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver

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Stephanie Samedi2 years ago

A Texas man, Clyde Randall Stanbery, 32, is being held on manslaughter charges for an alleged drunk driving accident in Grayson County that left a young woman dead.

Details of the Fatal Accident

According to NBC News, 20-year-old Lizette Lopez was in her car with some family members on Sunday around 4:30 pm when she got out of the vehicle to help a turtle cross the street. After exiting the vehicle she was struck by a vehicle driven by Sanbery.

Stanbery fled the scene but later crashed into a ditch outside of an apartment complex. He then unsuccessfully tried to carjack another driver.

Lopez was rushed to an area hospital but was pronounced dead Sunday evening.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,417 traffic fatalities in 2012 – a .26-percent decrease from the 3,408 deaths reported in 2011.
  • Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 31-percent of the traffic fatalities recorded in 2013, accounting for 1,053 deaths.
  • Pedestrian accidents accounted for 493 deaths.
  • An additional 232,599 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2013 with 16,807 people reporting serious injuries.


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