Driver held in fatal wreck

Written by Andrew Traub

November 17, 2009

A 25-year-old man was being held Monday in the Travis County Jail in connection with a one-vehicle wreck that killed a 19-year-old Hutto woman.

Arturo Vazquez-Corona was charged with intoxication manslaughter and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, both felonies, according to an affidavit filed Monday.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has also, placed a hold on Vazquez-Corona for eventual deportation, the affidavit said. Vazquez-Corona’s nationality was not mentioned in the affidavit.

Claudia Morales was pronounced dead at the scene of he crash Thursday night on Gattis School Road at Priem Lane, southwest of Star Ranch.

The affidavit says Vazquez-Corona lost control of his Honda and struck a brick mailbox with the rear passenger side, where Morales was sitting.

Vazquez-Corona was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge for a blood test, according to the affidavit. Two other passengers in the car were treated for minor injuries at Brackenridge and later released.

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