A Texas man has been arrested after he allegedly sped down a highway at 100 mph while drunk and crashed into another vehicle, killing one.
Investigators say Miguel Josue Fonseca, 42, was speeding and rear-ended a 2006 Cadillac driven by Francisco Garcia on Sept. 6 on Loop 375 in El Paso, Texas, KTSM reported.
Fonseca had allegedly weaved in and out of lanes before hitting Garcia’s vehicle, according to KTSM.
The impact caused Garcia, 69, to travel down an embankment and roll over, which caused him to be thrown from his vehicle, KTSM reported. Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene.
At the site of the crash, a witness told police she allegedly saw Fonseca weaving in and out of northbound lanes when he collided with Garcia’s vehicle, and he was allegedly “passed out” with an injury to his right eye, KTSM reported.
Another witness said Fonseca was driving behind Garcia at 65 mph when Fonseca allegedly passed him in the left lane going about 95-100 mph, according to KTSM.
The El Paso, Texas Police Department says that alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash, in addition to speeding, KTSM reported.
Police arrested Fonseca after he was released from Del Sol Medical Center on Sept. 12, according to KTSM. He was charged with murder and booked into jail.
Fonseca had bond set at $750,000.