Suspect named, charged with manslaughter in Texas vehicle crash killing eight
Police also said he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Officials on Monday charged 34-year-old man George Alvarez with eight counts of manslaughter in connection to the crash that killed 8 people outside of a migrant facility in Brownsville, Texas.
Police also said he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after 10 people were injured in the incident, The Associated Press reported.
The crash occurred Sunday morning, and most of the victims are Venezuelan men, officials said.
The victims were struck as they waited at an unmarked bus stop across the street from the migrant shelter known as Bishop Enrique San Pedro Ozanam Center.
The SUV ran a red light and hit people sitting at the bus stop, according to shelter director Victor Maldonado. The SUV flipped after running the curb and went 200 feet down the road, he also said.
The driver was taken to the hospital and treated for injuries that occurred when his SUV rolled over, Brownsville police spokesperson Martin Sandoval said.
The cause of the crash is unclear, but police retrieved a blood sample to test for intoxicants.