Kyle wrong way crash investigation

Four manslaughter warrants have been prepared but the man accused of causing last week's fatal wrong way crash on I-35, has not yet been arrested.

He remains under medical care. In anticipation of the pending arrest, a special medical unit at the Hays County Jail is prepared for his  arrival.

The medical infirmary at the Hays County jail has many features that you would find in a small hospital. Lt. Eric Batch manages the unit.

"We have we have your stuff here 24/7 we have LVN on the clock that are around the clock also have a registered nurse supervisor that is a supervisor here Monday through Friday 8 to 5 paramedic we also have paramedics and medics here as well,” said Lt. Batch.

Along with the staff and ADA compatible equipment,  Lt. Batch is quick to point out the features that remind you what this place is.

“Got some bars."

One of the four medical cells will most likely hold Wilson Rene Molinares. He allegedly caused this crash on I-35 February 19th in Kyle that killed 4 people and injured 2 children. Molinares survived but has broken bones and remains under medical care at an undisclosed location in Travis County.

"We can handle him long-term yes,” said Batch.

But not just yet;  Molinares will not be sent to the jail until he is well enough to be formally charged. At the office of Hays Co Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith 4 Manslaughter warrants are still waiting to be served.

Judge Smith could not provide details about what's listed in the warrant, but she did tell FOX 7 the probable cause that's citied in the Warrants is not the Blood Alcohol Content sample taken from Molinares. The results are not in yet. Kyle police issued a statement that said, they are monitoring Molinares’ location at all times - but could not say when he will be formally taken into custody.

The pending charges according to investigators are based on what was collected from the accident scene. A surveillance camera video from Mitchell Motorsports also recorded what happened. A car, allegedly driven by Molinares, traveling the wrong way down I-35 can be seen colliding with a minivan that flips and skids to a stop.

Four occupants in the van were killed; two children survived.

About 2 minutes later the van is hit by a truck; the driver survived the crash. Travis Mitchell who posted the crash video said he wanted to show how quickly things can turn deadly on the interstate. He also suggested that people who drive up on crash scene could prevent secondary wrecks by putting on their emergency flashers to warn on-coming traffic.

Diana Martinez who lives along the frontage road near the crash scene had hoped catastrophic wrecks, like the one Friday, would be eliminated by recent highway expansion projects.

"We been living here for quite a few years we were here when the road was to ways and the exit was right and there were a lot of accidents then but it seems like when they went one way you would think probably would've cleared up but it didn't it just got worse,” said Martinez.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

WATCH FOX 7 NEWS LIVE

FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):


Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.



Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories