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12/31/04-Smith County

Alcohol Factor In Deadly Accident

A follow-up to the accident in Bullard in August that left seven people dead. Department of Public Safety officials now say the man responsible, 79-year-old Virgil Hall was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

An autopsy shows hall had a .02% blood alcohol level. The legal limit in Texas is .08%.

The report shows Hall was driving his White Chrysler van down the wrong side of Hwy 69 in Bullard when he slammed head-on into another van. In all, seven people were killed, including Hall.

Chris Gibson, reporting

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