Shauna Ripley charged with intoxication manslaughter in fatal wrong-way crash

Crash on Highway 151 near Callaghan Road killed Jorge Badillo Jr., 31

Author: Katrina Webber, Reporter, kwebber@ksat.com
Published On: Oct 30 2012 08:35:58 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 30 2012 08:49:39 AM CDT
Wrong way driver
SAN ANTONIO -

A charge of intoxication manslaughter has been filed against Shauna Ripley, 29, the woman accused of driving the wrong way on Highway 151 last week and killing Jorge Badillo, Jr., 31.

The crash happened shortly before 4 a.m. Friday on the eastbound highway near Callaghan Road.

San Antonio police believe Ripley was drunk when she traveled in the wrong direction on the road, causing her van to hit Badillo’s car head-on.

Both of them had to be rushed to a hospital for treatment. Badillo was taken by ambulance and later died at the hospital.

Ripley, meanwhile, was flown there by helicopter.  According to an arrest warrant affidavit, she remains in the hospital. Even though she is hospitalized, Ripley was arrested Monday.