10-Year-Old Killed in DUI Crash on Missouri Avenue in Dallas; David Lloyd Demus Charged

10-Year-Old Killed in DUI Crash on Missouri Avenue in Dallas; David Lloyd Demus Charged

10-Year-Old Killed in Dallas Two-Vehicle Crash on Missouri Avenue at Maryland Avenue; David Lloyd Demus Charged

Dallas, Texas (December 17, 2020) – A 10-year-old was killed Monday morning in a DUI crash in South Dallas, according to police.

The deadly crash occurred around 7:20 a.m., December 14, in the 2500 block of Missouri Avenue at the intersection with Maryland Avenue.

Police said David Lloyd Demus, 47, was driving a blue 2013 Mazda sedan northbound on Maryland Avenue when he ran a stop sign at the intersection and crashed into the passenger side of a 2020 gray four-door Nissan Sentra that was traveling eastbound on Missouri Avenue.

The sedan continued northbound where it struck a fence and backed into another fence.

The three children in the Nissan ages, 10, 11, and 13, were taken to Children’s Hospital for treatment. The 10-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The condition of the Nissan’s driver was not disclosed.

Demus was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He remains under the custody of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department and has been charged with two counts of intoxication assault with a motor vehicle and accident involving death.

The police are investigating the crash.

In Texas, a driver is legally intoxicated after consuming alcohol if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08% or higher. A driver is also considered intoxicated if they don’t have the normal use of their mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol. Alcohol however is not the only intoxicant, as drivers can become intoxicated by ingesting prescription and illegal drugs such as crack, marijuana, and cocaine.

Regardless of what substance caused the driver’s reaction time to become significantly altered, intoxication by any means can cause terrible accidents and injuries.

Innocent victims harmed by drunk drivers are entitled to compensation for their injuries, including but not limited to medical expenses; lost wages; pain and suffering and mental anguish; physical impairment and disability; and most importantly, punitive damages to deter future conduct. If a death occurred because of a drunk driver, you will want a knowledgeable accident lawyer to bring a wrongful death action against the drunk driver.

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