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Woman killed in New Braunfels crash, man charged with intoxication manslaughter

BEXAR COUNTY, Tex. (KTSA News) — A New Braunfels man has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in an early Sunday morning crash.

New Braunfels police say a white Dodge pickup truck crashed into a blue Kia Optima head-on on State Highway 46 near Center Street in southeastern New Braunfels at around 2:15 a.m.

Police say the truck was going northbound when it veered into the southbound lanes of traffic before striking the Kia.

The entire highway was closed because of the crash for four and a half hours.

The driver of the pickup truck, 33-year-old Jacob Perez, and his 6-year-old daughter suffered minor injuries and were medically cleared at the scene.

The driver of the Kia, a 25-year-old man from Seguin, was taken to SAMMC with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.  The passenger, 28-year-old Sevannah Mata of Olmos, was killed in the crash.

New Braunfels police say Perez showed signs of intoxication.  He was taken to an area hospital for a voluntary blood draw and then to the Guadalupe County Jail where he was charged with intoxication manslaughter.


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