Intoxication manslaughter trial begins


Jury selection for the intoxication manslaughter trial of Richard Angel Garcia began Tuesday morning in McLennan County’s 19th District Court.

Garcia was the driver of a 2004 Ford Explorer that collided with a 2003 Hyundai Elantra at the intersection of North 22nd Street and Olive Street in Waco on March 5, 2013.

Waco police say the Expedition was going south on 22nd Street and the Elantra was going west on Olive at the time of the collision.

Police reports said Garcia failed to yield right of way to the Elantra.

The driver of the Elantra, 33-year-old Melissa Ann Fields, was killed in the crash,

Garcia was also injured and was treated at a local hospital for his injuries.

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