Travis County Man Killed By Drunk Driver

Salvador Salas was involved in a head-on collision that killed 40-year-old Santos Angel Patina and injured another. Salas was booked into the Travis County jail on Saturday.

Incident Details

  • According to KXAN, 30-year-old Salvador Salas was charged with intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault and failure to identify.
  • Inside Salas’ vehicle, troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety found 2 Modelo Micheladas 24-ounce cans, 1 Bud Light 40-ounce bottle, 2 Budweiser 40-ounce bottles, 2 Budweiser 12-ounce cans and 10 Bud Light cans, according to the affidavit.
  • Documents said a trooper conducted a Standardized Field Sobriety Test on Salas at the scene.

The tragic event stands as a somber reminder of the perils associated with impaired driving. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the victim’s family, who suffered a devastating loss in this accident. Local authorities and the community underscore the significance of practicing responsible driving to safeguard the well-being of all individuals on the road.

Effective Ways to Avoid Drunk Driving Include:

  • Designated Driver: Choose a designated driver before heading out who will remain sober and responsible for driving everyone home safely.
  • Ridesharing Services: Utilize ridesharing apps like Uber, Lyft, or local taxi services to ensure a safe ride home if you’ve been drinking.
  • Public Transportation: Use public transportation, such as buses or trains, to travel to and from your destination without needing to drive.
  • Non-Alcoholic Options: If you’re attending an event, opt for non-alcoholic beverages or limit your alcohol consumption to stay within the legal limit.
  • Educate Others: Spread awareness about the dangers of drunk driving among friends, family, and colleagues, encouraging them to make responsible choices.

Injured in a Crash? Contact an Experienced Texas Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Have you or a loved one suffered injuries in a drunk driving accident? Here at Thomas J. Henry Law, our lawyers specializing in drunk driving incidents are available 24/7 to assist you. Our law firm is among the most respected personal injury firms in Austin and is the largest personal injury plaintiff’s firm in Texas.

Remember, you do not have to face your accident and injuries alone. We are here to help you during your time of need. Let our attorneys deal with the insurers and your claim so you can focus on what’s really important: getting better. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustinDallas, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review. Attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

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