Driver charged with intoxication manslaughter

By: Mystic Matthews Email
By: Mystic Matthews Email

DENISON, Tex. - Police say the driver who caused a double fatality crash in January is now charged with intoxication manslaughter.

Police say Jane Mitchell Parrish was intoxicated and ran a stop sign at Highway 120 and Preston Road, colliding with another pickup.

Parrish's brother was ejected from her truck and killed.

The passenger of the other truck, Juanita Shea Self of Ardmore, was also ejected 30-feet and killed.

That driver, Brandon Evans, survived.

District Attorney Joe Brown says the case is still under investigation but is set to go before a grand jury.

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  • by Shea`s Mom Location: Ardmore on Apr 7, 2008 at 09:04 PM
    People ask me how I feel every day.I don't know what to say but my life will never be the same. I lost my baby,best freind,and my sister.This woman made a choice to drive yes she has to live with this the rest of her life, so do I and her brothers.I am sorry she lost her brothers,but I lost alot more. I will never hear my baby sing, see her smile (exept in picture),hear her laugh,or get a call from her just to say mom I love you. I so sorry for that womans lose but,we lost our she our lives will never be the same agin. My daughter was going to do great things with life but she will never get that chance agin. So here is a coment for you I want justice I know it won't bring her back but then shea and I can be at peice and maybe all this BS will stop and we all can some what move on with our lives.
  • by Kristy Seymour Location: McKinney, TX on Apr 3, 2008 at 07:18 PM
    My son survived that accident, but he lost his girlfriend that night. She was 18 and wanted nothing more than to help others. This a tragedy I can not comprehend. I do not know the woman who took Shea from us, but I do understand her pain. Just because others have driven drunk and not gotten caught does not make it right. Let this be a deterrent for those who might make the same choice. As for me, I forgive Jane. I pray for her often. However, I will never forget the pain she caused. Because I will never forget, I will never let others drink and drive.
  • by dawn Location: grayson co on Apr 3, 2008 at 04:03 PM
    OH MY GOSH PEOPLE,she is already suffering ,hell her own brother died,all of you writing comments on here have driven drunk and some had a lay off this girl, she is already in great pain.
  • by Stacey Location: Madill on Apr 3, 2008 at 01:46 PM
    To "look in the mirror": It's "hypocrite" not Hippocrates. Hippocrates was a Greek physician.
  • by a friend Location: ardmore on Apr 3, 2008 at 01:17 PM
    I knew the girl she killed she was a girl of god. No punishment will bring her back. This lady will pay for the lifes she took. Let her feel the pain everyday knowing she killed her brother and a child of gods enough
  • by Look In The Mirror Location: Ardmore on Apr 3, 2008 at 08:38 AM
    You know its funny reading these comments from some of you people. Everyone has there own opinion which is okay but the majority of you are all hippocrates. And the reason why Im saying that is because you know you also have driven a vechicle under the influence. You may havent been caught or killed somone but you know you have done it before. I know ive done it before. So before you go and cast any kind of judgement on someone check out your own bad driving habits. Should she be punished for what she did? Of course! But who are we to cast judgement on her when we all have done the same exact thing at one time or another...
  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2008 at 08:10 AM
    Will it ever end? Before anyone disses me, yes, I have drank "A" drink and driven. But the key factor is ONE~ A single drink. I've had loved ones killed by a drunk driver. The anger only subsides somewhat over the years. The pain never does. Jane may be a wonderful person, I don't know. But she made a horrific mistake, which took her own brother's life as well as another. She will have to live with that for the rest of her life. Should she do time, yes. But the questions is "how much". That I don't know. I would rather see the drug heads spend life in prison. I don't know Jane's past or what kind of person she is; but I think she should be looked at before any decisions are made. I'm straddeling the fence here on both sides, I know. One part of me wants to say, "Give her some time and a break." The other wants to scream, "Lock her away and let her rot." But I'm trying to be fair. I wish there were a program for transporting drinkers.
  • by herre Location: gone on Apr 3, 2008 at 07:21 AM
  • by Erick Gent Location: Dension on Apr 3, 2008 at 07:10 AM
    She deserves to be punished to the highest degree. By getting behind the wheel she made the choice to take the life of not only he brother, but the people in the other vehicle as well. She is a murderer - plain and simple!
  • by joe Location: denison on Apr 3, 2008 at 04:31 AM
    Some people never learn, how selfish can you get kill 2 people so you can get drunk. If you drink stay at home. I think if you have had any DWI they should change your DL so you can't buy beer the state can put restictions on you DL and they should use it maybe make it a diffrent color.
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