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Woman charged in fatal North Side rollover

Gabriela Villegas, 27, charged with intoxication manslaughter

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SAN ANTONIO – The driver of a car involved in a fatal rollover on the city's North Side has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, according to a San Antonio Police Department report.

Gabriela Villegas, 27, was charged after failing a field sobriety test at the scene of the crash in the 600 block of Isom Road, the report said.

The crash was reported around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, when police said Villegas over corrected after the car she was driving struck a curb. The report said the car slid sideways into the opposite lane of traffic and rolled in a grassy area after it went over a curb.

One of Villegas's passengers, 28-year-old Jermaine Sutton, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene, the report said.

A second passenger, Orlando De La Garza, faces a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication.

The report said Villegas and De La Garza were both wearing paper bracelets "as if they were coming from a club."

De La Garza was uninjured, according to the report.

 


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