Reggie Stephey Biography – Reggie Stephey Wiki
Reggie Stephey is the drunk driver who crashed into Jacqueline Saburido, killed her two friends and served 7 years in jail.
Reggie Stephey was driving home from a party in Austin. He was an 18-year-old Lake Travis High School student, and he had been drinking. Along RM 2222, Stephey’s SUV hit the car carrying Jacqueline and her friends as it rounded a bend, killing Bennett (the driver) as well as Laura Guerrero, a 20-year-old UT student. Two other passengers were pulled from the wreckage when the car burst into flames, but Jacqueline was trapped in the front passenger seat. She burned for close to a minute before the paramedics on the scene could dowse the flames. She suffered horrific burns which covered much of her body and spent months in a burn unit in Galveston. Despite emergency surgeries and skin grafts, Jacqueline lost her lips, nose, and ears. She also had to have her eyes sewn shut in order to prevent them from drying out, and her fingers were amputated. Her father became her caregiver.
In June 2001, Stephey was found guilty of two counts of intoxication manslaughter. He was sentenced to seven years in prison. Over the course of his trial, Jacqueline had asked to meet with him, and once she did, she told him she forgave him. He completed his sentence and was released in June 2008. During his prison time, he worked with Jacqueline on the very campaign she became synonymous with through TxDOT, filming PSAs and speaking at high schools.
Reggie Stephey Age
Reggie Stephey today is 38 years old.
Reggie Stephey Released
In June 2001, Stephey was found guilty of two counts of intoxication manslaughter. He was sentenced to seven years in prison. He completed his sentence and was released in June 2008.