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