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Driver arrested for alleged DWI after fatal crash in southeast Austin

The crash happened at the intersection of Elroy Road and FM 973.

AUSTIN, Texas — Police arrested a man for intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault early Wednesday morning following a fatal crash in southeast Austin.

Austin-Travis County EMS, along with Austin Fire Department and Travis County Fire Rescue crews, reported to the scene of a two-vehicle collision with one vehicle rolled over on July 26 around 11:55 p.m. According to an affidavit obtained by KVUE Thursday, the rolled-over car was a Chevrolet and the other car was a Dodge. 

A Thursday release from the Austin Police Department said the man driving the Dodge, 28-year-old Randall Cavazos, crashed into the Chevrolet after running a red light. The Dodge seemed to have collided into the Chevrolet's driver side.

ATCEMS declared the Chevrolet's driver, Priscilla Juarez, dead at the scene. Two other adult passengers from the Chevrolet were transported to a hospital, one with critical, life-threatening injuries and one with potentially serious injuries.

Cavazos and his passenger sustained non-life threatening injuries. The affidavit says that at the scene of the crash, Cavazos's "eyes were red and bloodshot, his clothes were mussed, and there was a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath."

The affidavit also says Cavazos acted uncooperatively, refusing several field sobriety tests.

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