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Nacogdoches, TX – Griceldo Garcia Killed in Crash with Drunk Driver on Stallings Dr

by | Feb 16, 2023 | Wrongful Death | 0 comments

Nacogdoches, TX (February 16, 2023) – A man was killed, and two members of his family were injured after they were involved in a crash with an intoxicated driver in Nacogdoches on Wednesday night, February 15. 

The deadly accident was reported at the 2800 block of NE Stallings Drive late that evening. It was reported that 49-year-old Jerry Chandler was driving a  Ford F-150 pickup truck when he failed to slow and rear-ended a Jeep. The impact caused the Jeep to then hit another vehicle before leaving the roadway. 

The driver of the Jeep, 69-year-old Griceldo Garcia, was taken to Memorial Hospital along with his wife and 9-year-old grandson. Garcia later succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the third vehicle and a 5-year-old passenger were also hurt in the crash. 

Chandler was found to be intoxicated and is currently facing charges related to the incident. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is in progress. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Griceldo Garcia at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly Drunk Driving Accidents in Texas

Nacogdoches, TX - Griceldo Garcia Killed in Crash with Drunk Driver on Stallings DrSadly, Texas ranks among the top five states for the number of drunk driving accidents. You have heard it all before. Driving while intoxicated is never a good idea, but it still results in thousands of preventable fatalities each year. In Texas alone, there were 25,261 drunk driving accidents in 2021. 1,029 individuals died as a result, which works out to one fatality every 8.5 hours. In these collisions, 2,522 persons suffered serious injuries.

Losing a loved one is a terrible and devastating experience for everyone. The suffering considerably increases if a family member dies due to someone else’s negligence. A wrongful death not only comes as a shock, but it also brings the heartbreaking realization that the loss could have been avoided. A family’s financial status can be severely disrupted when a loved one’s income is lost, in addition to the anguish and suffering that such a loss brings. Families who experience a loss due to a negligent death deserve and are legally entitled to restitution for their suffering.

The lawyers at Wyatt Law Company, PLLC, will take all necessary steps to safeguard your fundamental rights in order to ensure that you and your family obtain justice after a deadly accident. Our lawyers approach every wrongful death case with steadfast seriousness and sincerity. We want to make sure that the guilty party is brought to justice and that families can obtain proper compensation if another party’s negligence led to a fatal crash, and our legal team continuously prioritizes the needs of our clients above all else. If a loved one passed away suddenly as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact a Nacogdoches wrongful death lawyer at 210-340-5550. 

Note: Our team used secondary sources when creating this post. These sources include but are not limited to local and state police reports, local news reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about the accident described. Our team has not independently verified all the facts surrounding this accident.  For this reason, if you locate any information that is incorrect, please let us know immediately so that we can correct the error. We will remove a post if requested. 

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