According to KXAN NBC in Austin, an 18-year-old man is facing multiple charges after a January 3 motor vehicle accident that left two people dead. The accident happened at the intersection of the Interstate 35 service road and the East Ben White Boulevard service road.
The 18-year-old was driving a Chevy Malibu on I-35 prior to the wreck, according to an Austin police report. The Malibu sideswiped a van on I-35 before exiting onto the I-35 service road. While traveling on the service road, the Malibu ran a red light at the Ben White Boulevard intersection and collided with the passenger side of a Toyota Camry headed west on Ben White. The T-bone collision caused the Camry to flip upside down.
Two men in the Camry, both in their 40s, were killed, and two people in the Malibu sustained life-threatening injuries in the accident. The two people from the Malibu were taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge for treatment.
According to Austin police, the 18-year-old was driving the Malibu under the influence of alcohol. He has been charged with two counts of manslaughter, two counts of intoxication manslaughter, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, intoxication assault and one count of leaving the scene of an accident.
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