TCU student Jonathan “Luke” Reed was arrested on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter by the Fort Worth police after a 46-year-old woman was pronounced dead on Saturday night.
Fort Worth police showed up to the site of a car crash near the intersection of Benbrook Boulevard, Granbury Road, McCart Avenue and Cleburne Avenue at 9:40 p.m. Saturday night.
The paramedics showed up to the scene later and pronounced Elena Infante De Flores, 46, dead.
Sarah Kimsey, who lives near the intersection where the crash occurred, said she learned from the victim’s daughter that Infante De Flores was on her way to pick her daughter up from work.
The driver of the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe, which collided with Infante De Flores’ 2003 Saturn Vue, Reed, 22, was arrested on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter, according to the police report.
In the passenger seat of the Tahoe was fellow TCU student John Morgan, 23. According to the police report, Morgan was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.
Kimsey and her sister-in-law, Monica Pentecost, said they were sitting in Kimsey’s living room when the accident happened. They said they immediately checked to make sure Reed and Morgan were okay.
“[Reed] told me, ‘Yeah, I’m all right, but I’m pretty f—ed up. I basically lost control,'” Pentecost said.
Pentecost said Morgan asked her if they had hit a parked car.
Kimsey said when police arrived, Morgan received medical attention before both him and Reed were handcuffed and escorted to the back of a police car, which later left the site of the crash.
Morgan was released from the Fort Worth City Jail Saturday night. Reed was sent to Mansfield Jail and was released after he posted bond.
Reed could serve 2-20 years in prison and pay a fine up to $10,000 for intoxication manslaughter under Texas state law.
Morgan could be fined up to $500 for public intoxication.
Both Reed and Morgan are in their senior year at TCU. The two men enrolled in the university for the 2011 fall semester, according to TCU records.
Morgan, who is majoring in entrepreneurial management at TCU, is a current member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Reed, who is studying criminal justice, used to be a member of the fraternity, former SAE President Mitch Titsworth said.