New Braunfels woman killed in wreck on I-35 Sunday night

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A New Braunfels man could be charged Monday after allegedly causing a drunken wreck that led to the death of a woman Sunday, officials wrote in a press release. 

At about 11 p.m. Sunday, New Braunfels police officers and medics responded to reports of a wreck near the 4900 block of Interstate 35, officials wrote. Police say a 51-year-old man driving a pickup truck rear-ended a flatbed tow truck. 

The passenger in the pickup truck, 57-year-old Betty Gibson of New Braunfels, was killed on impact and the driver sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a San Antonio hospital for treatment. 

Investigators believe alcohol was a factor in the crash and could possibly charge the driver of the pickup truck with second-degree intoxication manslaughter, a felony that could lead to up to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000. 

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