New Braunfels woman arrested one month after deadly crash in Seguin, police say

Sylvia Rodriguez, 51, charged with intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault

Sylvia Rodriguez, 51, was charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault, according to Seguin police. (Seguin Police Department)

SEGUIN, Texas – Seguin police have arrested a suspect one month after a woman was killed in a crash and another person was critically injured, officials said Wednesday.

Officers took Sylvia Rodriguez, 51, of New Braunfels, into custody around 3:40 p.m. in connection with a two-vehicle deadly crash. Police said 20-year-old Elizabeth Solis, of Gonzales, was killed, and a 22-year-old man from San Antonio was wounded on March 13 in the 1200 block of West Kingsbury.

Seguin police said Rodriguez was traveling west in her Jeep Liberty in the eastbound lanes of West Kingsbury in the early morning hours when she crashed head-on into a Mitsubishi Outlander driven by the 22-year-old man.

Rodriguez told officers she had consumed multiple alcoholic drinks before getting behind the wheel.

The man and Rodriguez were rushed to a hospital in the Kyle area in critical condition, police said.

Solis, the passenger in the Outlander, was airlifted to a San Antonio-area hospital, where she died from her injuries.

Rodriguez was arrested at her home in New Braunfels. She was booked on a charge of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault and is in the Guadalupe County Jail.

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