For many, Thanksgiving is a time of gathering and of feasting, and a great many of those feasts include alcohol. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is also a time of travel, and some people make the decision to drive while intoxicated. While many intoxicated drivers do go unnoticed and make it to their destination safely, some do not. These few can often turn the holidays into times of mourning when their actions result in the serious injury or death of others. King 5 reports on a deadly Thanksgiving weekend accident that claimed the lives of a man and his young son.
A Thanksgiving weekend accident believed to have been caused by a DUI driver claimed the lives of four people.
The victims, 52-year-old Troy Biddle and 13-year-old Baden Biddle were killed in an accident in San Pablo, California. Also killed in the accident were 50-year-old Daryl Horn and 14-year-old Joseph Horn. The Horns were from Napa and had been visiting family for the holiday. The driver of the vehicle they were traveling in suffered only minor injuries.
Fred Lowe, the driver of the vehicle suspected of striking the vehicle carrying the Biddles and the Horns, fled the scene after his vehicle struck the one carrying the family, causing it to flip into oncoming traffic He was captured later. He was booked into jail on felony hit-and-run and driving under the influence charges.
The Biddles had come down from Bainbridge, Washington, to visit with relatives during the holiday. Both had taken part in the annual father-son basketball tournament.
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