Woman Killed in DUI Crash on Highway 281 in San Antonio; Robert Lee Collett Jr. Arrested

Woman Killed in DUI Crash on Highway 281 in San Antonio; Robert Lee Collett Jr. Arrested

61-Year-Old Woman Killed in San Antonio Two-Vehicle Crash on Highway 281; Robert Lee Collett Jr. Arrested

San Antonio, Texas (November 20, 2020) – A 61-year-old woman was killed in a DUI crash early Friday morning in San Antonio, according to police.

The fatal crash happened on Highway 281 northbound near Thousand Oaks.

Police said Robert Lee Collett Jr., 38, was driving a pickup truck at a high rate of speed when he rear-ended a white 1995 Honda Civic.

A woman in the Civic was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been released.

Officers said Collett Jr. appeared to have been intoxicated at the time of the crash and is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge.

The police are investigating the crash.

We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

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.

To speak with one of our highly qualified lawyers at  Joel A. Gordon & Associates, Click to call: 281-943-5555.


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