Monday, March 27, 2017

Elena Cristal Cavazos - Intoxication Manslaughter


Investigators have arrested a 23-year-old McAllen woman after a fatal car crash.

At about 2:45 a.m. Sunday, the McAllen Police Department dispatched officers to the 1400 block of West Business 83 to investigate an auto-pedestrian collision.

Officers determined a motorist struck a 61-year-old man and left the scene, according to a news release from the McAllen Police Department. Emergency medical workers transported him to a nearby hospital, where the man died.

Officers arrested Elena Cristal Cavazos, 23, of McAllen. She's charged with intoxication manslaughter, a second-degree felony, and accident involving injury or death, a second-degree felony.

"I think the PD just jumped to conclusions," said attorney Ricardo "Rick" Salinas, who represents Cavazos. "I think there's more to this than meets the eye."

Cavazos went downtown but doesn't drink alcohol, Salinas said, adding that he suspects someone may have slipped her something.

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