The Bell County Grand Jury indicted a 39-year-old Jarrell man this week for intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle in connection with a June traffic crash near Little River that left his passenger dead.
Dale Paul Welch had himself been hospitalized with injuries he received in the crash.
The Department of Public Safety reported that a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by Welch had been traveling south on Reeds Lake road approaching a curve in the roadway.
The pickup left the roadway and rolled onto its passenger side.
The passenger, identified as 39-year-old Ranie Lynn O’Neill of Del Rio was partially ejected and trapped under the pickup.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers indicated that Welch had shown signs of impairment at the scene.