Police: Man charged with intoxication manslaughter following deadly crash in Weslaco
Police arrested a man on an intoxicated manslaughter charge after a deadly crash in Weslaco Thursday night, according to a news release from the Weslaco Police Department.
Clayton Wayne Neuhaus, 25, was arraigned on the second-degree felony charge Friday afternoon and received a $75,000 bond.
Officers responded to the two-vehicle crash on the 1300 block of South International Boulevard at about 11:26 p.m.
Police say they found a 47-year-old man dead at the scene. His identity will be released pending notification of next of kin.
Preliminary investigation reveals a red Ford Focus — driven by the 47-year-old man — was exiting the Frankie Flav'z parking lot, attempting to turn north when he was hit by a white Ford F150 Raptor truck — driven by Neuhaus — traveling southbound on South International Boulevard.
Police say Neuhaus continued to travel southbound and stopped after hitting a second object. Investigators observed no signs that indicated Neuhaus attempted to brake before impact, according to the news release.
Police arrested Neuhaus after he failed a standardized field sobriety test, Weslaco police said.
Anyone with information about the deadly crash is asked to call Weslaco police at 956-968-8591.