• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: November 2020

New Braunfels, TX (11/1/2020) – A head-on crash in New Braunfels left one woman dead Sunday morning.

The accident happened around 2:15 a.m. on Highway 46 South at Center Street. A white Dodge pickup truck headed northbound on the highway struck a blue Kia Optima head-on. 

The driver of the Kia, a 25-year-old man, was injured and taken to the hospital. His passenger, 28-year-old Sevannah Shay Mata, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the pickup truck, 33-year-old Jacob Perez, and his six-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries. 

Perez was taken into custody after signs of intoxication and a blood test. He now resides at the Guadalupe County Jail with charges of intoxication manslaughter.

State Highway 46 South was closed for about four and a half hours as authorities conducted a full accident reconstruction investigation.

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

Texas Car Accident Attorneys

According to Texas Law, Intoxication Manslaughter involves an intoxicated driver that causes the death of someone else while they are behind the wheel. Because Sevannah Shay Mata was killed, and the driver, Perez, is seen to be negligent while behind the wheel, it’s important to seek legal assistance who handles cases of negligence and Intoxication Manslaughter.

An attorney can best represent you, negotiate settlements, and deal with insurance claims as you navigate your accident case. If you or a loved one were involved in an accident, immediately contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call personal injury attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: KSAT

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About the Author

Hank Stout co-founded Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm, to protect and pursue the rights of people who were harmed by the carelessness of others. Mr. Stout is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been actively trying cases for over fifteen years. In recognition of his accomplishments and results, he has been selected by Thompson Reuters as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas) and has been selected as Lead Counsel. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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