The accident occurred in Irion County just short of the Tom Green County line. 21-year old Stephen Tyler Wadsworth was driving his Honda Civic with 22-year old Emily McKenna Word who was riding as a passenger. Garcia’s vehicle veered off of the road before rear-ending a Peterbilt truck. Wadsworth swerved to avoid the collision and in doing so, collided with a Kenworth truck. Both Wadsworth and Word died at the scene despite wearing seatbelts.
Gary Dudley Lewis, the driver of the Peterbilt, was not injured. Jeffrey Alan Bell, the driver of the Kenworth, was transported to Shannon Medical Center where he was treated for non-incapacitating injuries. Garcia also had a passenger, 21-year old Stacci Rai Norton of San Angelo, who was also treated.
Specific details concerning the case, such as how intoxicated Garcia was at the time of the accident, have not been released. It was reported that Shannon Medical Center did not have any patients by any of the aforementioned names on Sunday evening.
Criminally negligent homicide is a felony and Garcia is facing up to two years in state jail as well as up to 20 years in prison for racing on a highway and causing serious bodily injury, which is a third-degree felony. Each felony Garcia is charged with carries a fine of up to $10,000.