Univ. of Alabama Student Charged in Texas Wreck That Killed 2, Injured 4

Posted on: 9:13 am, January 1, 2014, by

AUSTIN, TX (WHNT) – A University of Alabama student faces 19 charges after reportedly killing two people and injuring four others.

Nicholas Wyzykowski (Photo: Austin, TX Police Dept.)

Nicholas Wyzykowski (Photo: Austin, TX Police Dept.)

The car wreck happened Friday night in Austin, Texas.

Our news partners at al.com report 21-year-old Nicholas Wyzykowski was driving between 80 and 100 miles per hour.

He reportedly struck a Toyota Prius from behind, which was then pushing into oncoming traffic, hitting another car head-on.

The driver and passenger of the Prius — a local kindergarten teacher, Margaret Howard, 60, and her 18-year-old son, Cale Howard — were killed. 

Eyewitnesses told police they saw Wyzykowski running from the scene of the crime wearing nothing but a towel.  Officers soon found him at a nearby apartment complex.

Wyzykowski’s charges include manslaughter and intoxicated manslaughter.

The Crimson White, the UA student newspaper, reports Wyzykowski had been arrested for domestic violence in October 2012 in Tuscaloosa County.


  • Bob says:

    What a moron. I’m sure his poor parents will go broke buying him lawyers.

  • preacher says:

    DUI= Dying under the Influence! Alcohol/Drugs are a equal opportunity Destroyer! This Poison needs to be removed from Society. Amen..

  • kip gambino says:

    i agree. He is definitely a P.O.S

  • skillpot says:

    Why does he have to be identified with the University of Alabama?

  • Barbara says:

    My heart goes out to the victims and there families but I have to feel for this boys family also, they to are victims! Most people responding to this have driven when they should not have and how many times have we heard people say its 5 o’clock somewhere! This is all such a tragedy this boy has ruined his life!

  • Sue says:

    This boy is no a boy he is 21 yrs old! I have been driving for years and NEVER hit 80 to 100 MPH!! Intoxicated and wearing a towel? Did he not think for one second he could have killed himself? No because he was not thinking at all. So now two totally innocent people are DEAD and four injured because of him! His parents I can have sympathy for but not him! He gave no consideration to what might happen to others. He has ruined his life? What did he do to the deceased and their relatives?

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