Following an accident — especially one that results in a fatality — it is necessary for police to conduct an investigation to determine what exactly happened. There are often many pieces of evidence to be examined in order to put together an accurate picture of the incident. Unfortunately, police in Texas believe that both DWI and speed were factors in a recent crash that resulted in a man’s death.

The incident reportedly happened during the early morning hours of a day in February. According to reports, a 34-year-old woman was driving east on a Texas roadway; police believe that she was speeding at the time. Unfortunately, the vehicle reportedly struck a curb and a fence before traveling over an exit ramp and eventually coming to a stop on an on-ramp.

Reports indicate that neither the driver nor her 45-year-old male passenger were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the incident. Both suffered serious injuries, but the man passed away after being transported to the hospital. Though officials claim that drunk driving was a factor in the accident, no criminal charges were filed in the immediate aftermath of the incident.

Now the injured woman is likely facing a lengthy ordeal as a result of the DWI claims against her. Many people under investigation in Texas want a criminal defense attorney on their side, even before charges are filed. Such a professional can help advise them throughout police questioning, helping them understand how information provided could be potentially used against them. The support that an attorney can provide, especially during the recovery period, can help a person fully understand the situation that he or she faces.