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.