Univ. of Alabama Student Charged in Texas Wreck That Killed 2, Injured 4
AUSTIN, TX (WHNT) – A University of Alabama student faces 19 charges after reportedly killing two people and injuring four others.
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.
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