The driver responsible for colliding head-on with an ambulance causing the death of a medic and a patient who was onboard admitted to driving under influence, and therefore faces charges of manslaughter.
34-year-old Mitchell Garcia Trevino was charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault.
According to court records, this isn’t the first time Garcia Trevino is charged with drinking and driving, he was arrested back in 2011 for a DWI.
The crash killed Felipe Huerta, Jr., 32, who was the medic driving the ambulance, and Delia Cortines, 68, the patient in the back.
Another medic, Andrea Rodriguez, 24, remains in the hospital.
According to police, Treviño crashed head-on into a Hidalgo County EMS ambulance in the 1800 block of East Monte Cristo Road shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday. He had backed his Ford F-250 truck out of a Dollar General parking lot at a high rate of speed seconds before the crash, striking an oncoming vehicle. The impact pushed him into oncoming traffic and in the ambulance’s path.
Trevino’s bond was set at $750,000. according to the conditions of his bond, Trevino cannot drink and will be monitored for as much with a portable device every four hours.