Jaelyn “JaeRene” Chapman Killed, Several Injured in DUI Crash on Westpark Tollway at Dunvale Road in Houston
Houston, TX. (April 12, 2021)- 19-year-old Jaelyn Chapman was killed, and several others were injured in a two-vehicle crash on April 7, 2021 in Houston, Texas. The accident occurred around 2:00 a.m. on Westpark Tollway at Dunvale Road. Police reported that the driver of an Infiniti was traveling the wrong way on the tollway when they crashed head-on into a Honda occupied by the victims. Chapman, a passenger in the Honda, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other passengers and the driver of the Honda were transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries. The driver of the Infiniti sustained unknown injuries and has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. The crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We wish them a full and speedy recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jaelyn Chapman. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
DUI Accidents in Texas
In 2017, studies show that approximately 13,177 accidents were caused by drunk driving in Texas. As a result of these accidents, approximately 521 people lost their lives and another 1,271 sustained injuries. Accidents almost always result when alcohol is involved because drivers are in less control of their bodies and vehicles, making them more prone to crashing into others.
Families who have lost loved ones in DUI accidents have the right to seek help from an experienced Texas wrongful death lawyer to help them file wrongful death lawsuits. At The Benton Law Firm, we offer those services and have succeeded in helping numerous families win their claims. Contact our office today for a free consultation at 214-777-7777.
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