A toxicology report has revealed that the driver who caused a fatal Texas car accident earlier this year was dangerously over the legal driving limit.
25-year-old Stephanie Marie Perkins had twice the legal limit of alcohol in her system when her 2000 Ford Mustang collided with a 2007 Dodge truck at an intersection with U.S. Highway 180 in Jones County. According to the report, Perkins was carrying three passengers while driving north on FM 600 with a blood alcohol level of .16 when she ran a stop sign around 11 p.m. on a Sunday night in January.
Perkins, a student at Stamford, was transported by emergency crews to Hendrick Medical Center where she later died of her injuries. The three other occpuants riding in Perkins’s Mustang were killed instantly in the crash. 50-year-old Linda Galvan of Anson, 40-year-old Jesus Gimaldo Mata of Anson and 29-year-old Joe D. Flores of Anson were all pronounced dead at the scene.
Trooper Charles Wheeler, who investigated the accident, has said that authorities believe that Galvan was the only one of the Mustang’s occupants who was wearing a seat belt.
The driver of the truck was not injured in the wreck. The passengers riding in the Dodge were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and have since been released from hospital care.
The attorneys and staff at Vujasinovic & Beckcom wish to extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s families and friends as we keep them in our thoughts and prayers.