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Bryan Man Arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter After Hit and Run

Photos of Juan Fernando Hernandez from https://jailsearch.brazoscountytx.gov/JailSearch/default.aspx

Bryan Police responded to a hit and run collision just after midnight on Sunday in the 2900 block of East State Highway 21 between Bluebonnet St. and Carrabba St.

According to the BPD news release, witnesses reported a white Nissan Sentra was heading eastbound when a white Chevrolet Trailblazer, travelling at a high rate of speed, rear-ended the Nissan causing damage to both vehicles.

The driver of the Nissan, 23 year-old Mayte Gaitan of Bryan was transported to the hospital where she died.

The driver of the Chevrolet fled the scene, but thanks to a witness who followed him, officers were able to locate him shortly after.

25 year-old Juan Fernando Hernandez of Bryan was arrested and charged with Intoxication Manslaughter and Fail to Stop and Render Aid.

Bryan Police Department News Release:

On March 11, 2018 at 12:18 a.m., Officers responded to the 2900 block of East State Highway 21 (SH21) for a reported hit and run collision. A silver Nissan 4 door and a white Chevrolet SUV were both travelling east on SH21. The Chevrolet struck the Nissan from behind and fled the scene. Responding officers were able to locate the Chevrolet and the driver with information provided by witnesses.

Mayte Gaitan, a 23-year-old Bryan resident was the driver of the Nissan. She was transported to CHI St. Joseph’s Hospital and pronounced deceased.

Juan Hernandez, a 25-year-old Bryan resident was determined to be the driver of the Chevrolet. He was transported to CHI St. Joseph’s Hospital for evaluation, but was not injured.

During the investigation, officers determined Juan Hernandez was intoxicated and had fled the scene of a collision. He was arrested and charged with Intoxication Manslaughter and Fail to Stop and Render Aid.

Intoxication Manslaughter is a 2nd degree felony. Texas Penal Code Sec. 49.08.
Fail to Stop and Render Aid resulting in death is a 2nd degree felony. Texas Transportation Code 550.021.

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Posted by on Mar 12 2018. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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