Families, Survivors Mark Year Since Deadly Crash - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Families, Survivors Mark Year Since Deadly Crash



    (Published Sunday, June 15, 2014)

    The Burleson community commemorated a bitter anniversary on Sunday.

    It marked one year since four people died and several others were injured in a horrific car crash.
    Teenager Ethan Couch admitted he was driving drunk when his pickup slammed into a small group of good Samaritans trying to help a young woman whose vehicle had broken down.
    A small cross and memorial mark the site, which sits directly across from Eric Boyles’ home.
    Boyles lost his wife and daughter that night in 2013. On Sunday, he opened his home to first responders, law enforcement, neighbors, survivors and other victims’ families to recognize the day.
    The ceremony was private, but dozens attended.
    Ethan Couch was sentenced to probation and ordered to complete rehabilitation after the crash.
    Several victims’ families have filed, and many settled, lawsuits against Couch, his family and the family's business.