Sobering Details in Death of College Student

Alex Ford was the victim in wrong way crash

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    John Layton, left, and Alex Ford, inset.

    Grand Prairie police say a man killed in a head-on traffic wreck that also took the life of a 20-year-old woman earlier this summer had a blood-alcohol content almost four times the legal limit.

    Test results Friday showed 46-year-old John Layton, of Mansfield, had a blood-alcohol level of .314 when his car travelling the wrong way on an Ellis County highway collided with a vehicle driven by a college student, Alex Ford.  

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    Police spokesman Lyle Gensler tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that in 20 years of law enforcement, he's never seen a figure that high.

    The state legal limit is .08. Layton most recently had taught music at an elementary school in Grand Prairie.

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