Editor’s Note: This article has been corrected to reflect the fatal crash happened in south Austin.
AUSTIN (KXAN) – A man was arrested in connection with a Monday evening single-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a passenger, according to an Austin Police Department arrest affidavit.
The suspect and driver of the vehicle, Leo Anthony Carreto-Lopez, 19, was charged with intoxication manslaughter, police said.
Police identified the passenger as 19-year-old Teresa Gonzales.
KXAN has reached out to an attorney listed for Carreto-Lopez for a statement.
Medics responded to a crash on the northbound service road in the 10900 block of South Interstate 35 Monday, according to a tweet from Austin-Travis County EMS.
According to ATCEMS, a vehicle struck a tree and caught fire. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed before leaving the road and driving onto a grassy median for an unknown reason, the affidavit said. The fire was extinguished, and medics began CPR on a patient that was removed from the vehicle.
In another tweet, ACTEMS said a man died and two other people were evaluated for their injuries. Those two people had minor injuries and refused transportation by EMS.
As of Thursday, Carreto-Lopez was held on a $75,000 bond in the Travis County jail, the affidavit said.
The Austin Fire Department also responded to the call.
This is Austin’s 48th fatal crash of 2022, resulting in 49 deaths.