According to Corpus Christi police, on August 13th, a 44-year-old male driver and his 42-year-old female passenger were driving a Lexus sedan northbound toward Port Aransas when a Dodge Ram Pickup struck their car. The truck that struck the sedan in the 7500 block of Highway 361 was being driven by 24-year-old Dylan Holland.
According to Angie Segundo, the mother of the deceased driver, the victims were Juan Segundo and his wife Angela. The couple leaves behind three children and eight grandchildren.
Police say they suspect alcohol may have played a role in the collision. Holland was arrested and charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and a warrant for a blood sample was obtained. According to police, the couple died at the scene. Holland was treated for non-life-threatening injuries before being booked into the Nueces County Jail.
If alcohol is a factor in the crash, Texas has a Dram Shop law that holds an alcohol provider such as a nightclub, bar, or package store liable for someone’s injuries or death if they were responsible for overserving that person before a crash. If this happens, a victim or their family would have the right to hold the business accountable for their role in the crash. When the cause of a crash appears to be alcohol-related, a thorough investigation is necessary to preserve evidence and determine if the driver became intoxicated at an establishment. Determining this early on is very important so that authorities can gather things such as video evidence before it has been deleted or destroyed.