Fort Worth, Texas — 56-year-old Elizabeth Macey of Fort Worth was killed Thanksgiving night (11/28/2013) when a suspected drunk driver crashed into her vehicle head-on.
According to police, the accident happened as Elizabeth Macey was driving home after spending Thanksgiving with friends in Weatherford. Ms. Macey was driving her Nissan Sentra southbound on Oakland Boulevard at about 7:00 p.m., when 20-year-old Derrick Paul Jackson drove his Buick across the double yellow line and slammed head-on into Macey’s vehicle near the 1700 block. Macey was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital, but was pronounced dead at 9:42 p.m. Macey’s dog was also killed in the wreck.
Elizabeth Macey was a bartender/cocktail waitress at Yupp’s Night Club in Fort Worth. She would have celebrated her 20th anniversary working at Yupp’s in February 2014.
Derrick Paul Jackson and his passenger (19-year-old Joshua J. Gibson) did not require hospitalization. Jackson was arrested for suspicion of intoxication manslaughter, and remains in the Mansfield jail with bail of $10,000.
This is such a tragic event to happen on what was to be such a joyous day. I’ve said it a million times, but we really must do everything we can to reduce the number of DWI accidents happening across North Texas. We need to hold both the drunk drivers — as well as the bars who over-served them — accountable for the damage they cause our community.
I ask those who are tired of seeing these type of accidents in Dallas-Fort Worth to join me. Support Mothers Against Drunk Driving‘s “Tie One on for Safety” campaign this year.