UPDATE: MONDAY AUG. 17, 4:40 P.M.
Mission police Investigator Art Flores confirmed Monday that the driver is still in the hospital but will face two counts of intoxicated manslaughter once he is released.
Intoxicated manslaughter is a second degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison.
Two people are dead following a fatal car accident Sunday that left one survivor who will face charges related to his role in the crash.
Mission police responded to a wreck near the intersection of 2 Mile Road and Shary Road Sunday evening where they found two vehicles had collided against each other, Mission Inv. Art Flores said.
According to witnesses, a red in color 2016 Toyota struck the driver’s side of a white Chevy driven by a 40-year-old woman. The Toyota, which contained a 26-year-old driver and his 37-year-old brother, was traveling northbound on Shary Road ran a red light when it crashed against the Chevy.
The driver of the Chevy and the passenger of the Toyota were pronounced dead at area hospitals, Flores said.
“Police are working to notify next of kin and are working the scene,” Flores said, adding that police found “open containers” of alcohol in the Toyota.
“There’s a possibility he was intoxicated and may face charges as early as Monday,” Flores said.
The driver is in stable condition and only suffered minor injuries from the crash, Flores said.