SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX (10/21/2017) — A Bronson man and his 16-year-old step-daughter died in a car crash Saturday evening after a drunk driver ran a stop sign on Highway 96 just south of San Augustine city limits.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, 30-year-old Gene Miller and his 16-year-old step-daughter Alexia Moreno (both of Bronson) were killed in an accident at the intersection of SH 147 and US 96 at approximately 7:45 p.m. Saturday night.
According to a preliminary investigation, Miller was driving a 2008 Chevrolet SUV northbound on Highway 96 with Moreno as a passenger, when a driver heading eastbound on SH 147 in a 2008 Dodge pickup truck blew through a stop sign and drove into the path of Miller’s SUV. Shortly after colliding, both vehicles caught fire and partially burned.
Tragically, both Alexia Moreno and Gene Miller were pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.
Police determined that the driver of the pickup truck, identified as 34-year-old Matthew Williams, was intoxicated at the scene of the crash. He was arrested for intoxication manslaughter and transported to the San Augustine County Jail after being treated at the scene for minor injuries.