Broaddus man gets probation in death of friend

Chantz Parker mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
Chantz Parker mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.

BEAUMONT, TX (News Release) - NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - A Broaddus man accepted a probation sentence in a February 2010 fatality wreck which, through a tragic coincidence, involved a friend dying.

Chantz Warrior Parker, 23, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide.

According to a previous KTRE report, Parker was driving his 2008 Chevy pickup westbound  when he attempted to pass a vehicle near the intersection of Center Highway. Parker lost control of his pickup and crossed into the eastbound lane, hitting a 1995 Nissan pickup, driven by Jason Scott, 22, causing Scott to flip his pickup.

Scott later died at a Nacogdoches hospital.

According to Nacogdoches County District Attorney Nicole LoStracco, Parker and Scott were close friends.

LoStracco said she chose to honor the wishes of Scott's family and agree to the plea bargain.

Parker was originally charged with intoxication manslaughter, but that charge was dropped after his blood test results came back negative.

Parker also agreed to pay a $3,000 fine and complete DWI conditions.

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