Austin Drunk Driving Accident Kills One on Hwy 290

A drunk driving accident in Austin claimed the life of one person and left another injured on Saturday when the driver struck a Chevrolet Lumina at the intersection of Hwy 290 and Springdale Road, officials said.

The victim of the accident, who was killed as a result of the Austin collision, was identified by officials as Joel Kitchens, 29. According to reports, Kitchens was pronounced dead at the scene of the Travis County car wreck.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the Chevy was identified by authorities as John Rudy Reyes, 34. Police said Reyes was charged with intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault.

Another occupant in the Lumina was transported to University Medical Center, Brackenridge, for the treatment of injuries sustained in the collision.

A passenger in Reyes’ vehicle was also injured in the Austin DWI accident.

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