A 20-year-old San Antonio woman is charged with manslaughter following a DWI crash that killed a husband and wife and injured their four children.
According to the San Antonio Express-News, the fatal crash occurred on Bandera Road near O’Connor High School in Helotes on January 3, around 6 pm.
Elena Mae Carranza, 20, was traveling northwest on Bandera in a Toyota Tundra when she crashed into a Kia Sedona. An investigation revealed Carranza was traveling 79 mph in a 45-mph zone. She also failed to apply her brakes until she had already crashed into the Kia.
Craig Smith, 54, and Susan Smith, 39, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their children, ranging from 6 to 16, were injured with one of the children suffering a traumatic brain injury and a lacerated kidney.
Carranza is charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter for the deaths of Craig and Susan Smith. Carranza is also charged with one count of intoxication assault and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
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