A girl charged in a crash that killed a 36-year-old man and injured a number of others in December of 2019 has been formally charged.
The Bexar County District Lawyer’s Workplace stated Thursday that Natalie Saldana has been indicted for intoxication manslaughter, a second-degree felony, within the loss of life of Fred Jolayami.
The indictment alleges Saldana, “operated a motorcar in a public place whereas intoxicated by motive of the introduction of alcohol into the physique, and by motive of such intoxication triggered the loss of life of Fred Jolayami accidentally or mistake by Saldana driving into one other motorcar and that Saldana used a lethal weapon (motorcar) in the course of the fee of the offense.”
On Dec. 22, 2019, Bexar County sheriff’s deputies had been referred to as to help a stranded motorist on I-10, close to Leon Springs. The motorist had been touring along with his spouse and daughter by means of Texas from Arizona, on their strategy to Florida.
The household’s car was hit by one other automotive and the person had notified authorities of the incident. Deputies had parked their car off the street, about 75 toes behind the tow truck.
As their car was being loaded up onto a tow truck, officers stated Saldana was touring down the identical street in her car at about 90 miles per hour and struck the deputy’s patrol car from behind.
The patrol car was despatched flying into the tow truck earlier than it flipped and landed on high of the person, Jolayami, and his spouse, pinning them beneath, based on deputies.
One sufferer was handled on the scene. Jolayami was airlifted to College Hospital and later succumbed to his accidents.
Saldana is being held within the Bexar County Jail and is awaiting trial, based on Bexar County court docket information.
Intoxication manslaughter is punishable by two to twenty years in jail and a doable fantastic of as much as $10,000.
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