Andrew Traub

Man charged with murder in deadly crash in Manor

A man who Manor police say caused a deadly Wednesday morning crash has been charged with murder.

Police said 40-year old Candelario Flores was driving a Ford F-350 pickup truck in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 290 at the road’s intersection with FM 973 at around 1:40 a.m., when he hit a white four-door vehicle from behind.

A passenger in the four-door vehicle, Noemi Calderon, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. She was in her 30s, police said.

Flores, who was arrested by police after running away from the crash, is charged with an accident involving death and evading arrest/ detention with a previous conviction, according to Travis County Jail records. He is currently in jail but records show no bail amount listed.

Manor police said Flores is thought to have been driving while intoxicated when the crash happened. Police said Flores also has been charged with murder because he caused the death of another person while driving while intoxicated and was evading authorities with previous convictions.

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