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Texas Football Coach’s Wife May Face Manslaughter Charges in Fatal Car Accident

By Ross Jurewitz on February 23, 2012

Suzanne Tuberville, wife of the Texas Tech University head coach Tommy Tuberville, is under investigation for a car wreck in Lubbock back in November 2011. Suzanne allegedly ran a red light at 57th and Slide and crashed into a car carrying 73-year-old Nelda Purdy and her husband 87-year-old Ira Purdy. After spending the last 4 months in intensive care, Ira Purdy died this past Friday.

At the time of the accident, Nelda and Ira sustained critical injuries. According to the Purdy’s family attorney, the man never recovered from the significant head injury, broken leg, and broken ribs, which resulted in his death last Friday. Sources say that he was in good condition and very active before the accident. However, with such significant injuries, it is hard to fully recover at that age.

The investigation is still open due to the extent of the injuries that one of the passengers sustained and the recent death of Purdy. Suzanne Tuberville could ultimately face charges such as criminally negligent homicide or vehicular manslaughter, depending on the results of the Lubbock Police Department’s investigation and autopsy of Ira Purdy. This is a common charge for people who run red lights resulting in a death.

Wife Nelda Purdy has almost fully recovered from her injuries and is hoping to seek action for her husband’s death and her hospital stay. So far, the Purdy family has been disappointed with LPD’s investigation, especially since no citation was issued to the driver at the time of the accident. It was only 6 months after the wreck that a citation was issued.

Our personal injury law firm gives our deepest condolences to Nelda and the Purdy family. We hope that justice is served and that she recovers compensation to pay for her medical bills and her husband’s wrongful death.

If you or someone you love has been severely injured in California by another driver who ran a red light, contact the San Diego car accident attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group at 1-888-233-5020

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