4 people were killed in a car accident after a wrong-way crash that occurred on I-35 in Kyle, a city situated between Austin and San Antonio. According to authorities, the accident happened on the Kyle Parkway exit, near the mile 215 marker, at around 2 a.m. on February 19.
Police Chief Jeff Barnett told reporters the crash resulted in the deaths of two men, a woman, and a 16-month-old boy. He said there were six people inside the Ford minivan at the time of the collision, which also involved a Honda Civic and a pick-up truck. Surveillance footage obtained from a nearby establishment shows the exact moment the wrong-way driver in the Honda Civic slammed into the minivan, killing its driver, a couple, and their baby boy.
The family’s eldest and second eldest children, ages 6 and 3 respectively, survived the crash. The pick-up’s driver was treated for minor injuries at the scene, and was eventually released. Police identified the wrong-way driver as Wilson Molinares, whom they believe may have been under the influence at the time of the crash. Kyle Police obtained four warrants for the arrest of Molinares, who has been charged with four counts of manslaughter.
The charges, however, make no mention of alcohol since blood test results have yet to verify if it was a factor. For now, reckless behavior has been cited as the probable cause of the accident, though according to Captain Pedro Hernandez, these charges may be upgraded.
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