• September 05, 2023

Santos Angel Patina Killed, One Injured in Alleged Drunk Driving Accident on E. Highway 71 in Travis County, TX

Garfield, TX — September 2, 2023, Santos Angel Patina was killed, and another was injured by an alleged drunk driver around 2:46 a.m. on E. Hwy. 71 in Travis County.

Officials report Mr. Patina and his passenger were riding a motorcycle eastbound on Hwy. 71 crossing the Dr. Scott Drive overpass when their motorcycle was struck head-on by a wrong-way Mercedes Benz.

Santos Angel Patina suffered fatal injuries while the passenger was reportedly taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

According to investigators, the Mercedes Benz contained several alcoholic beverage containers, including Budweiser, Bud Light, and Modelo Micheladas cans and bottles. The alleged drunk driver allegedly admitted to police that he had been drinking at a bar prior to the crash.

Police recommended charging the Mercedes Benz driver with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.

Santos Angel Patina Killed, One Injured in Alleged Drunk Driving Accident on E. Highway 71 in Travis County, TX
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