JOAQUIN, Texas — A teenager has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after a passenger in his Jeep died of injuries sustained in a rollover crash this past weekend, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The crash occurred on July 11, 2020, at approximately 9 p.m., on County Road 3853 about 5 1/2 miles southwest of Joaquin, Texas — which is located just west of the Texas-Louisiana border.
Preliminary crash information indicates 17-year-old Alfredo Ramirez of Center, Texas, was driving a 1975 Jeep CJ5 west on County Road 3852 when he drove off the roadway, struck an embankment, and overturned — ejecting both Ramirez and a passenger, identified by police as 21-year-old Kailey Agnew of nearby Tenaha, Texas.
Ramirez was not reportedly injured in the crash. Agnew, however, was transported to a local hospital and later airlifted to UT Tyler by medical helicopter where she was pronounced deceased the next day, July 12.
"Ramirez was determined to be intoxicated and was arrested and placed in the Shelby County Jail for intoxication manslaughter," read a statement from the Texas Department of Public Safety. "A blood specimen was obtained and results are pending."
The crash remains under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.