Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst
Free Case Evaluation

Oklahoma DUI accident claims second victim

When it comes to holidays and DUIs, New Year's Eve may be the king. People typically attend a party, have a few drinks and figure they're safe to drive. Even those who don't drink heavily usually ring in the new year with a toast and that can be enough to cause a car accident. Even with all the warnings to not drink and drive on this holiday, every New Year's Day starts with a few tragic stories of innocents who lost their lives. This New Year's Eve was no different in Oklahoma.

A second person has passed away because of a crash caused by a drunk driver on New Year's Eve. The woman was a former foreign exchange student and was riding with her host mother at the time of the accident. The woman was rushed to the hospital and fought valiantly for a number of days before the decision was made to remove her from life support. Her host mother was killed in the crash as well.

The suspected drunk driver is facing a slew of charges including one for second-degree murder. The most shocking fact in this tragedy, though, is that the accused drunk driver had been arrested for a DUI on four other occasions.

Sadly, in cases like these the family is left to pick up the pieces both emotionally and financially. That's where an attorney can help. A lawyer can conduct his or her own investigation into the accident and may be able to help the victims recover compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and funeral costs.

Source:, "Second woman dies after New Year's Eve DUI crash in Oklahoma City," Nadia Judith Enchassi, January 15, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • NADC
  • oklahoma bar association
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma bar association since 1904
  • American Association for justice
  • Av | Preeminent | Peer Rated For Highest Level of professional Excellence
  • super lawyers
  • Avvo Superb
Email Us For A Response

Contact Us For A Free No Obligation Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst
15401 North May Avenue
Edmond, OK 73013

Toll Free: 800-539-0652
Fax: 405-513-5005
Edmond Law Office Map

Check Out Our Free Books, Don’t Wreck Twice and Restore the Dignity, by Ray Maples