Grayson Co. man acquitted of homicide charges

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

COLLIN COUNTY, TX -- A Grayson County man is free after being acquitted on negligent homicide charges. Roy David King, 44, of Whitewright, was involved in a triple fatal accident in February of 2005 on U.S. 75 in Collin County.

King was indicted by a grand jury for the death of one of those people in 2006 but a jury acquitted him Tuesday morning.

King could have faced two years in a state jail and fines of up to $10,000 if he had been convicted.

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  • by Ralph Location: Denison on Jan 10, 2008 at 06:53 PM
    Based on the info provided by Whitewright Friend, it would appear the Court made the correct decision. It was the guy in the white truck (speeding and weaving) that caused the accident. Anonymous does make one good point, however. The news story should have provided a synopsis of the testimony. With respect to the question Anonymous asks about whether or not Mr. King was drunk (which he wasn't) poses an interesting issue. Had he been drunk, it is very likely he could have been convicted even though the white truck guy was at fault. It seems our concern over whether or not a driver is drunk often overshadows our concern over determining who is truly responsible for the wreck. While drunk drivers often are the cause of any given accident, they are not always the cause.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2008 at 02:06 PM
    Mr. King was not speeding. The testimony given and correct evidence given in court showed that. He was found Not Guilty by a District Judge. If you new Mr. King or were in the court room during testimony it was obvious none of this was his fault.
  • by here Location: gone on Jan 10, 2008 at 06:53 AM
  • by Whitewrigt Friend Location: Whitewright on Jan 9, 2008 at 04:22 PM
    Mr. King hit a light pole and came to rest in the median. The white truck arced into the air, spiraling over the northbound inside shoulder and fast lane and then collided with an 18-wheeler, rolling nose down 3 times along the side of truck trailer. It then bounced further up into the air to come down on a convertible only to flip off of that and land upside down back in the fast lane. The driver of the white truck was killed immediately whereas his passenger and the convertible driver died later in the hospital, leaving Mr. King the only survivor. Due to the overwhelming incompetence of the McKinney PD and the accident reconstructionist, this tragic accident was misread as Road Rage. The Grand Jury readily dismissed the two charges related to the deaths in the truck but felt the death of the convertible driver warranted further investigation. Unfortunately, the McKinney PD screwed this up as well and should pay for the enormous pain, suffering and expense borne by all.
  • by Whitewright Friend Location: Whitewright on Jan 9, 2008 at 04:02 PM
    All of the evidence presented in the trial as well as testimonies from witnessess and Mr. King revealed that the driver of a white pickup truck was driving very recklessly southbound on Central Expressway in McKinney on the way to work one early morning, jumping from lane to lane at almost 90 mph in heavy traffic, and passing cars on both shoulders of the freeway. At one point, Mr. King was changing from the left to the right lane and the white truck was coming back into the right lane after passing a car via the right shoulder. The two collided briefly and gently, then the white truck took a sharp left, drove himself and Mr. King into the center median.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 9, 2008 at 01:38 PM
    Could we get a synopsis of what happened that day? Was he drunk? Thanks.
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