Man accused of causing crash that killed nightclub owners indicted

Cosme Agustin Urbina. (Jail photo)
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COPPERAS COVE, Texas (KWTX) A man accused of causing a highway crash on February 27 that claimed the life of a Harker Heights nightclub owner and his wife was named in an indictment Thursday and charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter.

Grand jurors named Cosme Augustin Urbina, 26, in connection with the February 27 deaths of Michael Shawn Richard and Lisa Gayle Richard, owners of the Twisted Wrench nightclub.

Michael Shawn Richard was pronounced dead at the scene and Lisa Gayle Richard died later at Scott & White Hospital, in Temple.

They left behind four adult children and a 7-year-old daughter.

The couple was on their way home after closing the club when their motorcycle was involved in a crash with a 2001 Acura and a 2013 Honda Pilot.

Urbina, who was driving the Acura, was not injured, according to an arrest warrant affidavit, but had a blood-alcohol level of .186, which is more than twice the legal limit.
The officer who investigated the accident said in the affidavit that Urbina admitted to have been drinking before the crash.

The driver of the Honda and his passenger received non-life threatening injuries in the accident, the affidavit said.

Department of Public Safety troopers arrested Urbina on Wednesday.