Buda man indicted for murder in fatal wreck

A Buda man involved in a fatal December 2016 collision on FM 2001 was indicted by a Hays County Grand Jury earlier this month on a charge of murder and intoxication manslaughter.

Rogelio Garduno, 36, of Buda, was booked into the Hays County Jail Tuesday on $200,000 bond as a result of the indictments. An indictment is a formal accusation of a charge, but does not constitute guilt.

In addition, Garduno will also be required to have a deep-lung alcohol analysis ignition lock device installed in his vehicle as an order for his bond.

According to the indictment, Garduno is accused of driving while intoxicated and running his vehicle head-on into a vehicle driven by Frances Campbell, 58.

Campbell was killed following the collision, which took place around 9:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 2016 on FM 2001 between Satterwhite Road and Hillside Terrace.

The Hays Free Press reported Campbell was transported to a local hospital, but later died of her injuries.

According to the murder indictment, Garduno allegedly committed an “act clearly dangerous to human life” and is accused of having driven while intoxicated with two or more previous convictions.

In September 2006, Garduno was arrested by Hays County Sheriff’s Office for a misdemeanor DWI charge.

A murder indictment in a DWI case is the second such instance tried by the Hays County District Attorney’s Office this year.

A Hays County jury in March found Buda realtor Jason Tarr guilty of murder and intoxication manslaughter in the death of Nancy Sterling-Dalton.

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