Early Sunday morning, a man who already had three prior DWI convictions crashed into the rear of a sedan, killing the driver of the other vehicle and her 13-year-old daughter, police authorities reported. The incident occurred on Lewisville, Texas Interstate 35E near Vista Ridge Mall.
The driver, 30-year old John Patrick Barton of Lewisville, will be officially charged with two counts of murder and is currently being treated for injuries sustained in the vehicle crash. Although hospitalized for internal bodily injuries, police say that Barton will be immediately escorted to jail upon his medical discharge. The driver of the other vehicle, identified as Kandace Hull 33, of Argyle, died at the scene. Her daughter, Autumn 13, died eight hours later at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas TX police stated.
Hull’s husband and two other children remained hospitalized with Hull’s husband suffering serious head trauma.
Research has indicated that Barton has a long criminal record that dates back to his teenage years, with convictions including burglary and speeding charges.
He was first convicted of DWI in 2001 and placed on parole for his third DWI conviction in January 2009 for an incident occurring in June, 2006.
Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents such as these are not uncommon in our local cities such as Lewisville, Plano and Frisco, TX. Many lead to devastating consequences such as serious personal injury or wrongful death. If you’ve suffered a loss or injury due to a Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex auto accident, you may wish to consult with a knowledgeable, experienced local personal injury lawyer.
Our personal injury law firm offers free initial legal consultations regarding potential personal injury cases – at no charge to you. If you, a loved one, or someone you know has been involved in an accident resulting in an injury, you should consult a Lewisville, Texas personal injury lawyer regarding your legal rights to secure compensation for lost wages and medical expenses. Call Texas Personal Injury Lawyer Kristopher Barber at (972) 231-5800 for more information or you can click here to contact him by email.