An arrest has been made following a drunk driving crash yesterday afternoon on FM 1567 that resulted in the death of one juvenile passenger and injury to another juvenile passenger. Brant Lee McGinnis, 36, has been arrested and charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter with a Vehicle and Intoxicated Assault with a Vehicle Causing Serious Bodily Injury.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies and DPS officers responded to the reported accident at FM 1567 and CR 2439 shortly after 5 p.m. At the scene it was discovered both juvenile victims and McGinnis had been ejected from the vehicle.
One of the juvenile passengers, reportedly an 8 year old, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other juvenile, reportedly an 11 year old, was careflighted to an area hospital for treatment. No details on the surviving victim’s condition are available at this time.
McGinnis is held at Hopkins County Jail on bonds totaling $105,000.