A motorcycle wreck claimed the life of Kathleen Spear of Irving, Texas late Thursday night. The 40 year old woman was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by a 38 year old man who slid into the back of a pickup on Texas Highway 183. The man was taken to the hospital where he was arrested on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter. The Fort Worth Police Department will await the toxicology results.
In Texas, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle of any kind, including a motorcycle, if you are intoxicated. One is intoxicated if his Blood Alcohol Content is.08 or above. The results of this blood test may determine if this man does some jail time for his reckless act. At the least, he is probably liable for her wrongful death from a civil claim perspective.