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Colony Couple Killed by Drunk Driver who Ran a Stop Light

via CBSDFW.COM: – A husband and wife were killed Tuesday night when  an alleged drunk driver who ran a red light and struck the motorcycle they were on, police said.

According to, the crash happened around 8 p.m. on the service road of State Highway 121 at Plano Parkway.

The couple has been identified as Jeremy and Stephanie Byington, both age 42, of The Colony.  They died at the scene.

Ms. Byington was a former city employee who had worked in the animal control services division.

A man and woman in the suspect vehicle were taken to Presbyterian Hospital of Plano with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to, local police confirmed the male driver was drunk at the time of the crash. “It looks like alcohol was a factor, and the driver will be charged with intoxication manslaughter,” Goodson said.

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Drunk driving has been a plague in Texas for many years. According to, there were over 1,337 drunk driving deaths in the state. This problem, along with distracted and texting-while-driving, is making our Texas roads more dangerous for ourselves and our loved ones. Since the legislature has continually failed to take the necessary steps to correct the problem, it is the job of lawyers to secure judgments for their clients for personal injuries and wrongful death that show the public that this sort of behavior is unacceptable.

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