21-Year-Old Kills Man and Injures Pregnant Wife in Drunk Driving Crash: Police
A Texas State student allegedly killed a man and injured his five-months-pregnant wife in a drunk driving crash on Tuesday, according to authorities.
According to a news release from San Marcos city, Shana Lee Elliott, 21, allegedly traveled over the center line on Highway 21 when her Chevrolet Impala struck the Toyota Corolla carrying Kristian Nicole Guerrero and her husband, Fabian Guerrero-Moreno.
Elliott was treated for minor injuries at Central Texas Medical Center.
Fabian died at the scene and his wife was taken to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center for treatment.
Kristian is in serious condition and her unborn child is not expected to survive, My San Antonio reports.
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According to the news outlet, Elliott allegedly admitted to police that she had been drinking while floating along a nearby river earlier Tuesday. She has reportedly been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and an intoxication assault charge.
It was not immediately clear if she had entered a plea or retained an attorney.
Officers at the scene described Elliott as having red and glassy eyes and being unsteady on her feet, as well as having a strong smell of alcohol on her breath, according to an affidavit obtained by MySA.
The public relations and mass communications senior reportedly had previous run-ins with the law, including a March arrest on three charges of possession of controlled substances and marijuana. She was also arrested in May on two more charges of possession of controlled substances.
Elliott’s bail was reportedly set at $185,000.