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Man Indicted For Intoxication Manslaughter Now Jailed

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

WACO (February 14, 2014) A man indicted for intoxication manslaughter in the deaths of two women turned himself into McLennan County deputies Wednesday and was booked into jail.

Erick Osval Escobedo-Contreras, 22, was ordered held without bond on a charge of intoxication manslaughter and without bond on a federal immigration detainer, McLennan County online jail records showed Friday.

Department of Public Safety Trooper D.L. Wilson said Escobedo-Contreras was named in a warrant on the charge after an October 12, 2013 crash on U.S. Highway 84 just west of FM 939 east of Waco when an eastbound Ford Taurus Escobedo-Contereras was driving veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a 2013 Hyundai.

The driver of the Hyundai, Virginia Olivarez, 61, of Mexia, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the Hyundai, Olivarez's mother Mary Jordan, 85, of Buffalo, was taken to an area hospital where she later died from her injuries.

Escobedo-Contreras and a passenger in the Taurus, Jose Perez, 18, were also taken to the hospital.


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