Police: Driver was drunk in head-on crash that killed mother, child on Research Blvd.
AUSTIN, Texas —
Police say a driver was drunk when he caused a head-on crash that killed two people in North Austin on Saturday afternoon.
According to an affidavit, 41-year-old Guy Brasted was driving a Jeep Wrangler northbound on Research Blvd. near Mopac when he lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway, breaking through the cable barrier and striking a Fiat traveling on the southbound side.
The driver of the Fiat, 38-year-old Nancy Latulippe and her 14-year-old son Jackson were killed. Nancy's husband was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries.
Their 10-year-old child was transported to Dell Children's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Brasted also suffered non-life threatening injuries. His blood was drawn at Dell Seton Hospital, where his blood alcohol concentration was found to be .203, more than twice the legal limit.
Brasted is charged with intoxication manslaughter, a 2nd degree felony. His bond is set at $75,000.