Texas teen charged in auto wreck that killed 3

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Associated Press

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 2:32 PM

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — An East Texas man has been charged in a deadly crash that killed three classmates at Stephen F. Austin State University in May.

The Daily Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1e0uztz ) 19-year-old Kevin Garcia of Nacogdoches was charged this week with three counts of criminally negligent homicide.

Garcia was driving a Ford Escape with the three others as passengers when he attempted a U-turn on a Nacogdoches highway. The Escape pulled in front of an 18-wheeler and was struck. The passengers all were pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say toxicology reports for Garcia came back negative for drugs and alcohol.

A Rusk County grand jury is scheduled to hear the case Sept. 2. If convicted, Garcia could be sentenced to two years in jail and receive a $10,000 fine for each count.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel (TX), http://dailysentinel.com

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