Despite the fact that everyone does know it is not safe to drink and drive, people still do it. This was one of those cases where an individual chose to drink to excess and then also chose to get behind the wheel of his black Ford F-150.
Jose Alvarez and Emily Agirre were traveling west on Atascocita Road around 11:20 p.m. when the car they were riding in was hit head-on by Rodrigo Cornejo. His truck, heading east, suddenly veered in front of the little red two-door Hyundai. Agirre and Alvarez were transported in critical condition to hospital. Agirre died later.
The driver of the black truck, Cornejo, was taken to a different hospital, where a blood alcohol content test was administered. It was determined he was impaired and was promptly arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter.
Impaired driving is against the law. However, it does not stop some from driving while under the influence. Two people were in the wrong place at the wrong time in this accident, one critically injured and one dead because Cornejo wanted to drink.
It could happen to you. It could happen to anyone. Do not drink and drive. The life you save may not be just yours.