A man who authorities said drove the wrong way on U.S. Highway 69 north of Bullard was charged with intoxication manslaughter after a three-vehicle accident killed a 2-year-old girl and injured several others Saturday, officials said.
Traveling with Farris was 2-year-old Sydney Farris, who died from her injuries suffered in the accident, department spokeswoman Jean Dark said Monday.
In Ms. Gilbert's vehicle were a 4 year old, a 6 year old and an 11 year old, along with Bartillo Gonzales. Officials with Mother Frances Hospital, where they were being treated for their injuries according to the accident report, said they were not at the hospital as of Monday evening.
Trooper Dark said Cordera-Varela was charged with intoxication manslaughter for the death of the girl. She said six additional counts of intoxication assault were pending Monday evening.
According to the Texas Penal Code, intoxication manslaughter is a second-degree felony and intoxication assault is a third-degree felony.
Kim Nolley, a friend of the Farris family, told KYTX CBS19 those who wish to make donations to help pay for Sydney’s funeral arrangements and Jansen’s medical bills can do so in Sydney’s name at any Austin Bank location.