The fatal crash occurred on August 2, 2016 when a Chevrolet Impala driven by Shana Elliott, 21 at the time, collided head-on with another vehicle on State Highway 21. The collision killed 23-year-old Fabian Guerrero Moreno and injured his pregnant wife, Kristian Nicole Guerrero.
Kirstian was rushed to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center where doctors induced labor in order to save her child’s life. An ultrasound initially revealed that her baby’s heart was still beating; however, a second ultrasound found that the baby no longer had a heartbeat and had died in the womb.
According to KXAN, police at the scene were told by a witness that a woman in a bikini, later identified as Elliott, had rolled a bottle of alcohol under a vehicle. Upon being questioned, Elliott told police that she had consumed beer and liquor prior the collision while tubing on the San Marcos River.
Test showed that Elliott’s blood alcohol content was .199 – more than twice the legal limit.
On Monday, Elliott pleaded guilty to two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault. The jury has been instructed to return a guilty verdict and determine Elliott’s sentence.
During the trial, jurors were shown police video of Elliott struggling with a sobriety test.
Investigators also revealed that they found meth, marijuana, and heroin in Elliott’s home.
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
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