We’ve learned that a tragic accident which occurred in the late afternoon of Thursday, June 6th has claimed the life of Round Rock, Texas resident Rayford Reaves. The 50-year old victim’s Ford F-150 was struck from behind by John Sexton, III who was later discovered to have been inebriated. Sexton, according to police, has a long history of alcohol-related troubles dating as far back as 1984. The tragic accident occurred on U.S. Highway 290 in McDade County. The collision caused Reaves’s vehicle to skid uncontrollably before rolling several times. Reaves died at the scene.
The victim was a New York native, having moved to Texas not long after graduating high school. He was the CEO and founder of FieldPoint Petroleum Company. The business operates 300 natural gas and oil wells across the nation. Sexton was charged with intoxication manslaughter, a second-degree felony in the State of Texas. It carries a punishment of two to 20 years in the Texas Department of Corrections and a fine not exceeding $10,000. He is currently being held on a $75,000 bail.
Reaves’s widow went on record to say that she wishes for stricter laws regarding drinking and driving, a stance we support. Every year in the United States, hundreds and even thousands are injured and/or killed due to negligence. We do our best to bring peace to those who have suffered the unfortunate effects of drunk driving. There are legal options available for you and for those who have suffered injury or a loss due to this horrible act, know that we can help.
For a professional and highly-skilled legal team specializing in personal injury, contact McAllen’s J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys at 956.630.6700.