AUSTIN (KXAN) — A driver who police say caused a deadly chain-reaction crash on North Capital of Texas Highway in 2017 has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of manslaughter, aggravated assault and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Mohammad Rahman, 41, was driving his Toyota Camry northbound on the highway on Feb. 19, 2017, when he was unable to stop a red light at Lakewood Drive. According to court documents, Rahman “acted recklessly” because he was traveling at an unsafe speed for the wet roads. The documents alleged Rahman was distracted by a GPS device and he “failed to take evasive action.”
Police say Rahman ran into two vehicles, a Rav-4 and a Volvo, that were stopped at the light. The Volvo was then pushed into a fourth vehicle. The driver of the Volvo, 56-year-old Patricia Ulloa, died at the scene; her passenger was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Rahman had minor injuries. He was booked into the Travis County Jail earlier this week and posted bond on Aug. 23.