**Breaking News** Update: Fatal Accident In Sharon

October 14, 2011

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Update: The driver of one car in a two-car accident that killed a Texas woman the night of Oct. 13 remains in fair condition at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Monday morning.
Former Bexar County Court at Law Judge Karen Crouch suffered head and neck injuries in the crash that sent the car careening into the parking lot of the Sharon Fire Department. Her passenger, Zyra Flores, was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
The driver of the second car, Carlos Garcia, 19, faces charges of gross negligent operation with fatality resulting and driving under the influence. Garcia was treated and released from Fletcher Allen Hospital and jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail.

SHARON — A two-car crash resulted in the death of a Texas woman Thursday night near the Sharon Fire Station on Route 14.
Police say Carlos Garcia of Sharon, 19, was traveling north and attempted to pass a vehicle at about 15 miles over the speed limit. Garcia collided with the vehicle in the southbound lane, which ended up in the Sharon Fire Department’s parking lot. The driver was Karen Crouch, 51 of Texas, who sustained head and neck injuries. Her passenger was Zyra Flores, 53, also of San Antonio, who was transported to DHMC where she was pronounced dead.
Garcia was transported to Gifford Medical Center, where he was processed for DUI Gross Negligent Operation with Fatality Resulting. Police say Garcia was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

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George Burge November 18, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Are there any updates on fatal crash involving Texas judge Karen Crouch? $50,000 bail, who posted it? What is immigration status of Carlos Garcia? Who supplied a 19 year old with alcohol and whose car was he driving?

Thanks,
George

woody October 22, 2011 at 7:53 am

Mr Garcia is obviously a minor at 19 years of age and I am wondering if the VSP is investigating and looking into what adult provided or procurred the alcohol for him and whether charges are forthcoming on that front?

Rose De Leon October 18, 2011 at 10:37 am

Zyra was our dearest friend and we thought of her as family and sister. We loved her and will miss her always. Our prayers to her family…Bernice Cantu, Rose De Leon, Mercedes Townsend.

laura pecina gonzales October 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm

yes, please keep us updated on karen crouch, thanks

Kim Montemayor October 17, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Zyra Flores was my neighbor for the past 14 years, she will be deeply missed by all. She was a very special person and was always willing to help a neighbor. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

kurt goslin October 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm

We are saddened here in San Antonio, Texas, to hear of Zyra’s passing and Judge Crouch’s injuries. This is another seneless death due to an individuals criminal behavior involving alcohol and driving under the influence. Judge Croutch has been a staunch supporter of strong enforcement of DWI laws and holding accountable those who indiscriminately kill and injure the innocent victims of their offenses.
Get well Judge Croutch and my prayers go out to Zyra’s family and friends.

eliza volk October 14, 2011 at 11:09 am

can you please keep us updated on Karen Crouch

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