Crash Alert: Teen charged in connection to deadly crash in south Austin

AUSTIN, TX – A 19-yera-old man is facing charges after a single-vehicle crash on I-35 claimed the life of his passenger on Monday night.

According to CBS Austin, Leo Anthony Carreto-Lopez was heading north on the interstate near Crown Colony Drive when his vehicle left the roadway and slammed into a tree.

A passenger in the vehicle, 19-year-old Teresa Gonzales, suffered fatal injuries in the wreck.

Carreto-Lopez was taken into custody on intoxication manslaughter charges.

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