Wrong way driver in deadly I-35 crash behind bars

With the arrest by Kyle Police on Thursday, court officials on Friday released the four warrants filed against Wilson Molinares.

The manslaughter charges make no mention of alcohol because blood test results are not yet in. "Reckless" behavior is cited as the probable cause but that, according to Captain Pedro Hernandez, could eventually be upgraded.

"It would be premature for me to say right now that alcohol was involved, we are going to wait for the blood results before we make our next, take our next step, " said Capt. Hernandez.

The court document details  the horrific scene first responders worked through after they arrived on the crash February 19th.

The body of a man, who had been ejected, was found under a truck. Three other victims were located still inside the van they had been traveling in. Two small children, trapped in the wreckage, had to be cut free.

"Its been several days since he last time we had contact (with the children) when family members came and picked them up. Physically they seemed to be doing fine, emotionally I can't speak to their emotional status, obviously it was a very traumatic and very tragic event to them to experience, said Capt. Hernandez.

The chain reaction crash on I-35 was captured by a nearby security camera. Investigators said a sedan, driven by Wilson Molinares, was heading the wrong way on the interstate and hit the van head on. A second collision with the van happened when the driver of a truck was unable to avoid the debris in the roadway.

The vehicles involved in the wreck are being kept in an impound lot in Kyle. Access is limited only to the investigators.

The booking photo of Molinares shows how he is still confined to a bed because of his injuries. Bond has been set at $250,000 for each count -- totaling $1 million.

Last month FOX 7 was shown the special cell that Molinares would be staying in at the Hays County Jail infirmary.

"We have nursing staff 24/7, we have LVNS that are round the clock, we also have a registered nurse that is the supervisor's that is here Monday through Friday 8 to 5, and we also have paramedics and medics here as well," said Lt. Eric Batch.

Jail officials said they can care for Molinares long term and that he will be moved in with the general population after his medical condition improves.


The man police say drove the wrong way on I-35 and killed four people, including a 16 month old boy, is now behind bars. Wilson Molinares was taken into custody by the Kyle Police Department.

Kyle police say 22-year-old Molinares is charged with four counts of manslaughter. Molinares was taken into custody on March 3 after being released from a hospital.

Police say Molinares drove the wrong way on I-35 and was involved in the deadly crash in the early morning hours of February 19.

A minivan carrying three adults and three children was heading north on I-35 when Molinares crashed head on.

A surveillance camera caught the crash on video.

Police say, shortly before the crash, they received a 9-1-1 call that someone was driving the wrong way on I-35. Minutes later, they got another 9-1-1 call about the crash.

Two little girls survived the wreck but their parents and baby brother were killed.

Molinares suffered critical injures but is recovering.

Police had to wait until he was medically cleared to arrest and charge him.

Police are still waiting for the toxicology report to come back to determine if alcohol or drugs played a role in this crash.

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