DWI Tragedy

Wrong-way crash kills former Dallas City Council member and her daughter

Wrong-way crash kills former Dallas City Council member and daughter

Carolyn Davis
Carolyn Davis RIP. Photo via Facebook

UPDATE 7/19/2019: Jonathan Moore now faces two counts of murder, a first-degree felony punishable by up to life in prison.

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A former Dallas City Council member and her daughter were both killed after they were hit head-on by an impaired driver who was traveling the wrong way on July 15.

Carolyn Davis, 57, who served on the Dallas City Council from 2007 to 2015, died instantly. Her daughter, Melissa Lashan Davis-Nunn, 26, was a passenger. She was pronounced dead on July 16 as a result of her injuries, according to a release from the Dallas Police Department.

The suspect, Jonathan Moore, 36, is being charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter.

The accident took place at approximately 7:44 p.m. Davis was driving a 1995 light blue Cutlass Ciera on East Ledbetter Drive in the center lane.

Moore was driving a 2007 Blue Mazda Tribute SUV eastbound in the westbound lanes when he drove into the Cutlass.

A WFAA story says that Moore told witnesses at the scene that he had fallen asleep while driving; but he told a paramedic he had taken a Xanax.

Both Davis and Davis-Nunn were transported to a hospital where Davis was pronounced deceased. Davis-Nunn was in critical condition, and died at the hospital a day later.

Davis served on the council for eight years, representing District 7,which covers southern and eastern Dallas.

Moore had a history of DWI convictions dating back to 2005, and had just completed a five-year probation for driving while intoxicated in 2013. According to NBC 5, three days before the accident, a breathalyzer device and alcohol monitor had just been removed from Moore's car and ankle.

In addition to intoxication manslaughter, police are expected to file a felony charge against Moore for DWI and for intoxication assault.