Three Killed In Single-Vehicle Car Crash Near Irving, Texas
January 10, 2012
Three people were killed in a single-vehicle crash early last Wednesday morning in Las Colinas, Texas. The accident is believed by the Irving police department, who is heading up the investigation into the crash, to be alcohol related. According to NBC 5 News, if alcohol is to blame, the bars that over served the driver could be held responsible for the accident.
The night started as a young couple from Austin, Texas, went to a Dallas Stars hockey game. After the game, they went to the Hilton Hotel bar, where they met a 41-year-old local attorney.
The attorney was in the midst of a divorce from his wife and had been living in the hotel.
The group got acquainted and by 1:00 AM, all three were seen leaving the Hilton in the attorney’s Porsche sedan. They soon arrived at a local gentleman’s club, where the driver was served one final drink. The group left by 2:45AM.
Ten minutes later, a neighbor reported hearing a sound similar to “a dumpster being smashed.” Investigators determined that speed was a contributing factor to the Porsche leaving the road and crashing into a canal.
Investigators say toxicology reports will take approximately eight to ten weeks to complete. They say if the driver was over served, the bars and bartenders may be haled accountable for the accident.