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TABC requesting public help in intoxication manslaughter case

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Jessica Traylor, 17 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Jessica Traylor, 17 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is asking for help from the public as they investigate the Monday night accident that left one man dead and three others injured.

17-year old Jessica Traylor has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault after police say she caused a six-vehicle accident on 19th and Quaker. 47-year old Liandro "Lynn" Garcia was killed when police say Traylor ran a red light around 8 p.m., hitting Garcia's motorcycle and triggering a chain of accidents. Garcia's son Rick Hernandez and his four other children are left trying to comprehend how something like this could happen.

"My Dad wasn't even a block away to go home from a hard day's work and my Mom had his supper ready for him. Come to find out she was a 17-year old girl and it really ticks me off that it could have been prevented. Somebody was an adult there that gave them alcohol," Hernandez said.

Even though 17-year old Jessica Traylor is only accused of this crime, Garcia's family believes they know enough to hold her responsible.

"She needs to learn. She needs to pay for what she did. She took our Dad away," Hernandez said.

If Hernandez seems angry, it's because he believes this could have been prevented. Before it was taken down, Traylor's Facebook depicted a life of alcohol and drug abuse. Last month, the minor was charged with Possession of a Dangerous Drug.

"I wish that something happened to her. I'm not going to lie. I wish that she didn't walk away either from the accident, like my Dad didn't get up off the ground," Hernandez said.

But it's not just Traylor that Hernandez wants to hold accountable.

"Whoever's out there providing for these kids, they're going to be held liable too. We're going to find out where this all is coming from," Hernandez said.

TABC is investigating Traylor's whereabouts the day of the accident, but sources tell us she was coming from a pool party at a local apartment complex.

"We want justice and that's what we want. And hopefully if you're out there or at this apartment complex and you know who's with them, it's going to come out," Hernandez said.

However, this family realizes that even justice won't bring back this husband and father of five.

"Her parents get to see her, her family gets to see her, we don't get to see our Dad anymore. He's in heaven. She can't take that from him," Hernandez said.  

One of Garcia's sons is currently serving in Afghanistan and is working to get home for his father's funeral Saturday morning.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact TABC at (806) 793-3221.

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