Man accused of killing 4 in wrong-way crash will ask for lower bond

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SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) – The man charged with four counts of manslaughter in a deadly wrong-way crash is expected to ask for a bond reduction Thursday.

Police say Wilson Molinares, a Texas State University student, drove his Honda Civic head-on into a minivan carrying a family of six on Feb. 19. According to court documents, as a Kyle police officer was trying to catch up to the wrong-way driver, dispatchers told him the Civic ran into a minivan and both cars flipped over-the Civic ended up approximately 300 feet south of the main crash scene. As the officer was pulling up to the crash he saw a pick-up truck run into the minivan.

The driver of the minivan, 31-year-old Heinrich Martens; along with husband and wife, Margaretha Hildebrand, 27, and Gerard Hiebert Peters, 30; as well as their 16-month-old boy Jacob Hiebert, all died at the scene of the crash. The family’s two young girls, Helena Hiebert, 6, and Mikayla Hiebert, 3, were rescued from the minivan with minor injuries.

Molinares is charged with four counts of manslaughter. Tuesday, his lawyers are expected to ask for his million dollar bond to be lowered.

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