Grand jury returns no-bill for SFA student involved in triple-fatality

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

RUSK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - An SFA student will not be charged in connection to the deaths of three of his schoolmates in May after a Rusk County grand jury voted not to indict him last week.

The grand jury returned a no-bill on Nov. 5, according to DPS spokeswoman Jean Dark.

Kevin Christian Garcia, 19, was the driver in a Ford Escape when he was driving southwest on State Highway 315 in Rusk County. He made a U-turn and was heading northwest when he hit an 18-wheeler, which struck his Escort on the driver's side.

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.

Toxicology results and a blood-alcohol test came back negative for Garcia in July.

The case was presented to the grand jury as a criminally negligent homicide case.

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