A drunk driving suspect is facing charges after causing a six-vehicle collision in Texas that left one victim deceased and 3 others with injuries. According to Texas investigators, Richard Sanchez, age 49, was driving on the wrong side of the highway when he caused the fatal car accident.
He is accused of driving while intoxicated on the opposing lane for a distance of nearly six miles at 3 a.m. on January 7. Police were called to the 11700 block of Interstate 35 South, where Sanchez had triggered a six-vehicle accident. He was behind the wheel of a 2017 Toyota Tacoma, which reportedly forced a Ford van into the median, crashing into the cables of center barrier.
Miguel Hernandez, 18 years of age, was killed in the crash. The accident also caused one 58-year-old man, a woman, and a 2-year-old boy to sustain injuries. According to police, Sanchez admitted to drinking while driving, mixing alcohol with medication for anxiety and depression. He was even found to have been wearing a wristband from a bar. Sanchez now faces a possible conviction for intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.
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