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Driver involved in fatal crash at West Avenue N, South Bryant Boulevard charged

Antonio Gonzales,17, of San Angelo has been charged with evading arrest detention causing death.
Credit: San Angelo Police Department

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The San Angelo Police Department has charged the 17-year-old driver of involved in a fatal crash that occurred Mar. 18 at West Avenue N and South Bryant.

According to an SAPD press release, Antonio Gonzales, 17, of San Angelo was driving a gray Chevrolet Equinox traveling southbound on South Bryant Boulevard exceeding speeds of 10 miles per hour more than the posted speed limit.

An SAPD Traffic Officer working stationary radar traffic enforcement saw the violation and activated the emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop.

Gonzales failed to stop, accelerated, ran a red light and crashed with another vehicle, according to the release.

Three of Gonzales's four passengers died - a 16-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene and 17-year-old female was later pronounced dead at Shannon Medical Center. The third passenger, a 12-year-old male was pronounced dead at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, late Thursday night.

Gonzales has been incarcerated in the Tom Green County Jail since Mar. 19 on unrelated charges, according to the release. His bond was set at $150,000.

Additional charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.