SAN ANTONIO -- Grieving parents of a teen killed by a suspected drunk driver are demanding justice. 16-year-old Josh Tegel was hit by a car Nov. 17 on Gibbs-Sprawl Road on the northeast side. However, the accused driver is charged with driving while intoxicated for the accident.
An accident report says 39-year-old Royce Alvin Willis drove off the road to let two vehicles pass him at about 10 p.m. that evening. When he drove back onto the road, Tegel was in his path and he was unable to brake and hit him, the report states. Josh's parents are demanding justice, saying they believe he should do jail time.
"Do you know how hard it's been? I lost my son, my baby!" Sally Tegel cried.
News 4 WOAI checked with the San Antonio Police Department to see if the charge against Willis would be upgraded. Police said officers are still investigating and the case remains open.