A Tarrant County civil court judge is asked by the parents of a Watauga woman killed by a drunken driver to allow their attorneys to interview employees at the Arlington bar where the man had been drinking.
The accident happened when a drunken driver going the wrong way on U.S. 287 struck the victim with his vehicle head-on. Parents of the victim are asking a Tarrant County civil court judge to allow their attorneys to talk to employees of the Arlington bar where the man had been drinking before the crash..
Actually two fatalities in the crash were: Alex Elizabeth Ford, age 20, and John Layton, age 46. They died in the June 21 accident in Grand Prairie. Layton when they were hit by the driver of a wrong-way vehicle. Prior to the mishap, the driver had been drinking at Cowboys Dancehall. Court document recorded that he had a blood alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit of 0.08 during the crash.
Fort Worth attorney representing Ford’s parents, Jennifer Rosenberg and Rick Ford, filed a petition requesting depositions from a Cowboys corporate representative with knowledge of the Layton incident. He is also seeking video showing the inside and outside of the bar, security reports and notes referring to Layton, cash and credit card receipts, and other evidence in preparation for a possible lawsuit.
Layton was driving south on northbound U.S. 287 that the early morning hours when his 2005 Kia crash into Ford’s Honda CRV as she was going home from visiting her boyfriend in Midlothian.
A witness reported to the police that Layton began driving the wrong way at U.S. 287 and Texas 360.
Court documents substantiated the fact that Layton drank heavily at Cowboys where bar employees did not limit his consumption.
The victim was a graduate from Richland High School in 2010, where she was a cheerleader and gymnast, and she was studying psychology at Tarrant County College.
Layton, the drunken driver of Mansfield, was a music teacher at Johnson Elementary School in Grand Prairie.
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