SUV Plows Into Outdoor Party Killing Texas Man

AUSTIN (September 30, 2013)--Michael Jay Smoltich, 23, remained in the Travis County Jail Monday facing a list of charges after an SUV plowed into a carport where a birthday celebration was underway, killing one man and injuring a second.

Wallace L. Sorrells, 49, was killed.

The father of five was holding his 22-month-old son when the SUV hit him.

Family members say the boy suffered only minor scrapes and bruising.

A 56-year-old man also in the carport was hospitalized with injuries including broken bones.

Smoltich is charged with driving with an invalid license, leaving the scene and three counts of failure to stop and render aid.

His bonds total $165,000.

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