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Wrong-way driver in Kyle crash that killed 4 sentenced to 40 years in prison


A Texas State University student accused of a wrong-way crash in Kyle that killed four people last year has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and has been sentenced to a combined 40 years.

Wilson Molinares will serve 20 years behind bars on three counts of manslaughter. Once that sentence is complete, he will serve 20 additional years on a fourth manslaughter charge, court records show.

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Authorities said Molinares was behind the wheel of a Honda on I-35 – driving the wrong way – when he slammed head-on into a Ford Windstar mini-van in the early morning hours of Feb. 19. The crash killed four people, including a 16-month-old boy.

The family was traveling from Mexico to Canada at the time. Two girls, ages 6 and 3, survived the crash.

Hays County District Attorney Wes Mau said that although nothing will bring the victims back, he hopes that the sentence will be a reminder of the consequences of drunken driving.


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