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Aransas Pass Resident Arrested Following Fatal Accident

Authorities have arrested 44-year-old Shay McElroy in connection with a fatal accident that left an infant dead and several others injured early last month.

About the Collision

According to KRIS-TV, McElroy caused the accident when he attempted to pass several vehicles that had stopped for a school bus on West Wheeler, just before 4 pm.

This action resulted in a seven-vehicle crash which left five people, including two small children, hospitalized. One of those children has passed away from his injuries.

Police determined McElroy was intoxicated at the time of the accident and have charged him with intoxication manslaughter.

McElroy may face additional charges as authorities complete their investigation of the accident.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation recorded 3,377 traffic related deaths in 2013.
  • Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 32.2-percent of these deaths, contributing to 1,089 fatalities.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in traffic collisions, with 89,270 people sustaining serious injuries.

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