A Keller teen was arrested early Tuesday morning, July 19, and faces charges of intoxication manslaughter after an accident, near Keller, that took the life of a 30 year-old motorcyclist. The 18 year-old, Cristian Melancon, was arrested at the scene of the crash at the intersection of Wall Price Road and Concho Circle at about 12:30 am.
According to a spokesman from the sheriff's department, the motorcyclist, Jason Wakeford, was traveling westbound on Wall Price when he collided with the Jeep that Melancon was driving. Melancon pulled out in front of Wakeford, causing the accident.
Jason Wakeford was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital, but died shortly after. Melancon and another female passenger were not injured. A candlelight vigil was held yesterday near the crash site for Wakeford.
The drunk driving accident and motorcycle crash attorneys at the Hart Law Firm in Colleyville want the family of Mr. Wakeford to know that our thoughts and prayers are with them during this traumatic time of their lives.