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Jason Tarr, 37, charged with intoxication manslaughter after wrong-way crash that killed Nancy Sterling-Dalton, 60, on FM 1626 south of Buda, Texas
Modified Date:Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:57am
Accident Date:Monday, September 29, 2014
According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Robbie Barrera, the two-vehicle crash happened around 8 p.m. Monday on FM 1626 just south of Buda. According to Barrera, 60-year-old Nancy Sterling-Dalton was driving northbound on FM 1626 when 37-year-old Jason Tarr, driving southbound, swerved into northbound traffic and crashed into Sterling-Dalton's car.
A 37-year-old man has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with a Monday night crash in Hays County, a Department of Public Safety spokeswoman said.
One of the drivers involved in Monday night’s deadly crash along FM 1626 near Eagle Nest Drive is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge. The Hays County Sheriff’s Office tells KXAN that Jason Tarr faces the charge following the death of 60-year-old Nancy Sterling-Dalton.
A check of public records shows Tarr was previously arrested for DWI in 2002 in Hays County. He received two years probation and 80 hours of community service for that offense. Tarr’s criminal case records also indicate that was his second DWI arrest, but it is unclear at this time where his first DWI arrest took place.
Sec. 49.08. INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER. (a) A person commits an offense if the person: (1) operates a motor vehicle in a public place, operates an aircraft, a watercraft, or an amusement ride, or assembles a mobile amusement ride; and (2) is intoxicated and by reason of that intoxication causes the death of another by accident or mistake. (b) Except as provided by Section 49.09, an offense under this section is a felony of the second degree.
When KVUE asked DPS if Tarr was driving on a suspended license, a spokesperson said she didn't know, and that the information would be released in around 10 days after the crash report is made available.
A computer search by KVUE News found at least four prior DWI arrests for 37-year-old Tarr; however, it's unclear how many of those ended up in convictions. Tarr was arrested for DWI on Valentines Day 2001, Oct. 18, 2002, Oct. 5, 2003 and April 24, 2004.
After less than 10 hours of deliberations, a Hays County jury has sentenced a man found guilty of murder and intoxication manslaughter to 20 years in prison.
Nancy Sterling-Dalton was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. Jason Tarr was charged with intoxication manslaughter and was booked in the Hays County Jail.
County:Hays County, TX