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Passenger in Sunday crash in critical condition, Abilene driver charged

By Cassandra Webb, cwebb@ktxs.com
Jennifer Kendall, jkendall@ktxs.com
Published On: Mar 31 2014 12:49:33 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 31 2014 01:16:10 PM CDT
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ABILENE, Texas -

The passenger in a weekend crash in front of the Abilene IHOP is still in critical condition, according to a Hendrick Medical Center spokesperson.

However, the family of 23-year-old Allen Prachyl said he has swelling on the brain and is on a ventilator, but that they remain hopeful he will recover.

Prachyl was the passenger in a red GMC pickup driven by 24-year-old Jayton Glisson early Sunday morning. Glisson reportedly lost control of his vehicle and hit three parked cars in the IHOP parking lot before striking a utility pole.

Police say they detected the odor of alcohol on Glisson and that he had "bloodshot eyes."

Glisson failed a field sobriety test, police say.

Glisson was arrested for third-degree felony intoxicated assault. He is currently in the Taylor County Jail. His bond is set at $35,000.

A prior version of this story contained a statement from an Abilene Police Department report labeling Prachyl's prognosis as being grim. His family disputes such an assertion.

Previous story:

Police said the driver of a red GMC pickup -- 24-year-old Jayton Glisson -- was traveling north on Ridgemont Drive around 1:20 a.m. when he lost control and hit three parked cars in the IHOP parking lot.

Glisson’s vehicle finally stopped when it struck a utility pole.

A passenger in Glisson's vehicle, Allen Prachyl, 23, was transported to Hendrick Medical Center. Prachyl is listed in critical condition.

Police said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident.

Glisson was arrested for third-degree felony intoxicated assault. He is currently in the Taylor County Jail. His bond is set at $35,000.

According to police, Glisson was traveling north on Ridgemont Drive around 1:20 a.m. when he lost control and hit three parked cars in the IHOP parking lot.

Glisson’s vehicle finally stopped when it struck a utility pole.

Prachyl was transported to Hendrick Medical Center and was listed in critical condition.

Police said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident.