Texas Department of Public Safety officers arrested a 18-year-old Fort Worth woman on Thursday following a crash involving four vehicles and causing serious injuries to three of the drivers.
Officers charged Abrielle Ciana Payne with three counts of intoxication assault and one of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Johnson County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Robert Shaw on Friday set Payne’s bonds at $20,000.
The crash occurred about 10:25 a.m. on Farm-to-Market Road 917 about .08 miles from Maxey Road in Johnson County.
Initial investigation shows that a Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling northeast on FM 917 followed by a Dodge Charger. A Toyota Tacoma was traveling southwest on FM 917 followed by a Jeep Gladiator.
The driver of the Tahoe, Payne, who was possibly intoxicated, veered into the southwest lane of travel and struck the Tacoma, according to DPS reports. The Tahoe then continued across the southwest lane and struck the Gladiator, which was on the shoulder.
The impact of being struck by the Tahoe caused the Tacoma to veer into the northeast lane where it was struck by the Charger head on, according to reports.
The driver of the Tacoma, Hector Salinas, 50, of Fort Worth, was seriously injured as was the driver of the Charger, Barbara Brewer, 49, of Alvarado. The driver of the Gladiator, Stanly Lively, 54, of Venus, was also injured, according to reports.
Rescue workers transported all three to various area hospitals. Additional details of their conditions have not been released.
Rescue workers treated Payne at the scene after which she was transported to the Johnson County Jail and booked on her charges.