Vidor PD may pursue charges in football player’s death
Vidor police are still undecided on whether they will file charges against persons who provided an 18 year old Vidor High School football player with alcohol on the night of his death.
Matt Thomas, who was a defensive back for the Pirates football team was found dead on the Kansas City Southern railroad tracks in the early morning hours of Oct. 16. He had been struck by a train, and was found face down on the tracks.
Toxicology reports showed that Thomas had a blood alcohol level of 0.069 at the time of his death.
Police ruled out foul play and suicide in November, and ruled Thomas’ death accidental.