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UPDATE: New charges for College Station man after DWI crash

Published: Oct. 23, 2020 at 7:53 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 24, 2020 at 10:45 PM CDT
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - College Station police have charged a man with intoxicated assault and manslaughter after a DWI crash that killed the female passenger.

According to police, Joel Becerra, 21, was driving the vehicle when that crash happened around 3 a.m Friday in the 800 block of Fairview Avenue. Officers say the car crashed into a light pole that went through the roof, hitting the passenger, Ariana Lopez, 19. Authorities say the incident fractured her skull and caused a traumatic brain injury.

According to her family, Lopez succumbed to her injuries Saturday.

According to College Station police, Becerra was served with a warrant for manslaughter at the Brazos County Detention Center following Lopez’s death.

Joel Becerra, 21
Joel Becerra, 21(KBTX)

Becerra is charged with manslaughter and intoxication assault with a vehicle.

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