SAN ANGELO, TX – A 20-year-old was arrested Thursday morning after he crashed into a brick wall while intoxicated killing his only passenger.
According to the San Angelo Police Department, at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, officers with the San Angelo Police Department were dispatched to the area of Valleyview and Westway for the report of a major single-motor vehicle crash with injuries.
Responding officers located the driver, 20-year-old Maurice Hastey, near the crash scene. Hastey was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries.
Hastey’s only passenger, 22-year-old Kenneth Horton, was located near the damaged vehicle suffering from incapacitating injuries. Horton was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment where he later succumbed to his injuries. Horton was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The preliminary crash investigation revealed Hastey was driving his 2020 Ford F 150 Pickup Truck southeast on Valleyview at a high rate of speed when his pickup clipped the mirror of a parked vehicle. Hastey appeared to have overcorrected slightly before leaving the roadway and colliding with a nearby brick structure.
Police are currently on scene proccessing the scene. Here is a video of the officers using drones to capture footage of the crash scene:
The preliminary crash investigation also revealed that alcohol and the vehicle’s speed are contributing factors to the crash. Hastey was charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter with Vehicle.
Hastey remain in the Tom Green County Jail on a $25,000 bond.