Man charged with intoxication manslaughter after South Austin crash that killed his passenger

A man has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter after his passenger was killed in a South Austin crash.

According to APD, Michael Boisse, 45, was driving a grey 2017 Chrysler 300 northbound on Nov. 30 around 11:23 p.m. in the 8500 block of South Congress Avenue when he attempted to turn left into a local business's parking lot.

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A black 2011 Infiniti was traveling southbound when the driver struck the 300 on the right-rear passenger side. Mark Evans, 50, was seated behind Boisse and was impacted by the crash.

Evans was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas with life-threatening injuries where APD says he died a short time later.

APD says Boisse underwent a standardized field sobriety test at the scene. He was arrested and is charged with intoxication manslaughter.

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Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit at (512) 974-5594. Tips can also be submitted by downloading Austin PD’s free mobile app on iPhone and Android. 

This is Austin’s 77th fatal traffic crash of 2019, resulting in 79 fatalities. At this time last year, there were 69 fatal traffic crashes and 70 traffic fatalities.