An 8-year-old child was listed in critical condition after a wreck early Monday morning.
A woman who police say was intoxicated was arrested after her vehicle collided head-on with another car near the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.
Tyler Police Department, the fire department and EMS responded at 12:09 a.m. to the scene of the wreck in the 10700 block of U.S. Highway 271, just south of UT Health Science Center, according to a news release.
Jasmine Gonzalez, 19, of Tyler, was driving southbound on U.S. 271 in a 2005 Mercedes-Benz in the northbound lanes when she hit a 2019 Nissan Sentra head-on, police said.
In the Nissan were a 35-year-old female driver and two children, ages 8 and 13. The driver and the 8-year-old were in critical condition and the 13-year-old in stable condition, according to the police department.
The victims’ names are not being released at this time due to their medical condition, according to the release.
Gonzalez was sent to a local hospital for treatment and then was released into officers’ custody. Investigators learned that she was intoxicated at the time of the crash, according to police.
She was charged with two counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury. She was booked into the Smith County Jail and released the same day. She had two bonds of $5,000 each, according to jail records.