Driver Hits and Kills Austin Man, Charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter


A man on his way home from work was killed in a crash on April 21 by a suspected drunk driver, according to KXAN. The victim was sitting at a stoplight on the westbound US Highway 290 service road at Springdale Road, when a 34-year-old driver slammed into the back of his vehicle around 3:30 a.m. The driver said he never saw the victim’s car.

Two hours after the crash, a test showed the driver’s blood-alcohol level was .066. The driver suffered a broken rib and lacerations to his leg in the crash. A front seat passenger also had a concussion and a rib fracture, and the man sitting in the back seat suffered a possible torn colon. The 34-year-old was charged with intoxication manslaughter and his bond was set at $75,000.

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