A Texas teen is dead after a man allegedly smashed into the side of her car on Friday night when he attempted to use a court-ordered breathalyzer while driving.
USA Today reports that on Nov. 10, 18-year-old Alexis Butler was driving her Toyota Camry out of a friend’s driveway in Arlington when a 31-year-old man driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck plowed into her. According to the man, he was blowing into a court-ordered DWI breathalyzer “for three to four seconds” and didn’t notice the teen exiting the driveway.
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Authorities noted that although the man was not legally drunk when the accident happened, there were no tire marks in the road, meaning he didn’t hit his brakes to avoid crashing. Lt. Chris Cook of the Arlington Police Department told People that the man is not being identified at this time, since he hasn’t been charged with a crime.
“There have been no arrests at this time. We still have investigation that needs to be done on the speed involved.”
Detectives are currently working on reconstructing the accident scene to determine what charges, if any, will be brought against the 31-year-old.
Butler was rushed to the Medical Center of Arlington Hospital after the accident, but passed away the next day after failing to regain consciousness.
“They really didn’t think she would last that night and she was just a miracle. I mean, every day she was getting a little better,” the teen’s mother, Barbara Barr, told Fox4. “I have to have faith that there’s a purpose, there’s a reason and there’s a plan for all this.”
Barr said he daughter was an organ donor. The heartbroken mother found solace in that her daughter’s legacy can help save lives.
“I have faith that she’s in heaven, and we’ll see her again someday. She’ll be our guardian angel.”
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