Report shows SFA student wasn't intoxicated at time of fatal wreck

Kevin Garcia (Source: Stephen F. Austin State University)
Kevin Garcia (Source: Stephen F. Austin State University)

RUSK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Toxicology results and a blood-alcohol test have come back negative for an SFA student in connection to a May 4 wreck that killed three of his classmates.

According to DPS spokeswoman Jean Dark, the state will now file three counts of criminal negligent homicide against Kevin Christian Garcia, 19, of Houston.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Corporal Jesse Stewart, Garcia was driving a Ford Escape southwest on State Highway 315 in Rusk County when he made a U-turn and headed northwest. Then Garcia pulled onto the shoulder to make another U-turn and pulled out in front of an 18-wheeler, which struck his Escort on the driver's side. The accident occurred at 7:40 p.m. Saturday.

In a previous story, Stewart confirmed that Garcia had been drinking the night of the accident.

Three fellow SFA students were in the car with Garcia, who was seriously injured. Patrick Wayne Fagan, 18, of Missouri City died at the scene. He was wearing his seatbelt.

Two other students, Hunter Vance Buck, 23, of Bastrop, and Kamilla Burgos-Carrillo, 21, of Tampaulipas, Mexico, were also killed. The accident report stated that neither Buck or Burgos-Carrillo were wearing their seat belts.

DPS was waiting for the toxicology test to come back to determine what kind of charges to file against Garcia.

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