Police investigators believe a 24-year-old Seagraves man was intoxicated Sunday morning, Sept. 29 when he crashed his pickup truck into another vehicle on U.S. 62, killing five people.
Ramon Aguilar Jr. is charged with intoxication assault, intoxication manslaughter and felony failure to stop and render aid, according to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Sgt. Bryan Witt.
Terry County sheriff’s deputies arrested Aguilar Sunday afternoon at Brownfield Regional Medical Center, where he was recovering from injuries.
His bond was set Monday afternoon at more than $2 million, according to jail officials.
Troopers were notified of the crash around 2:47 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, according to a DPS news release.
Aguilar was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck southbound on U.S. 62 behind a GMC extended cab pickup truck. Investigators believe the Dodge rear-ended the GMC truck causing both vehicles to run off the road and flip in the west ditch about 2.5 miles northeast of Seagraves, just inside the Terry County line.
Four of the five passengers in the GMC truck were ejected from the vehicle, according to the release. All five died at the scene.
Witt said all five victims, worked in construction.
A news release listed their names: Romulo Molina, 39, of Sherman, Luis Valenzuela, 26, of Sherman, David Dominguez-Juarez of Mexico, Isabel Garcia De La Cerda, 35 of Sherman, and Juan Carlos Enrique Mendoza, 31 of Mexico.
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