Woman killed in drunken driving crash leaves behind 3 kids, family says

Tramadol, cold beer cans found in car involved in deadly crash, warrant states

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - A driver is facing charges of intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault in connection with a deadly crash that occurred early Sunday morning.

According to authorities, 24-year-old Damaso Rafael Cisneros was speeding northbound on Interstate 37 when he lost control and the car rolled into the southbound lanes near Pecan Valley Drive. The car hit a retaining wall and a woman, 24-year-old Apryl Molina, was ejected from the car.

Molina was pronounced dead at the scene. Her family said she leaves behind three kids, 5-year-old twins and a 6-year-old son.

Cisneros and another passenger were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center in critical condition.

Court documents state Cisneros said he was on his way home, "but wasn't sure where that was," and had left a downtown bar, but couldn't recall which bar, when he crashed his car.

According to a warrant, Cisneros told police he lost control of the car due to faulty brakes. However, one witness told investigators they saw Cisneros traveling near 100 mph in a 65 mph zone before the crash.

Police recovered cold beer cans and a bottle of the prescription painkiller, Tramadol, from the car, according to a warrant. Cisneros admitted 

Court documents state Cisneros told investigators that on a scale of 1 to 10 of intoxication, he was a six.

Cisneros is being held in lieu of bonds totaling $150,000.

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