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Kyle man arrested for intoxication manslaughter


KYLE – Royce Robison, 23, was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter after agencies responded to a major traffic collision at the 3000 block of State Highway 123 at approximately 8:06 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2.

Royce Robison

The San Marcos police, fire and EMS were dispatched to respond to the collision. According to a preliminary investigation, a blue pickup driven by Robison was on Clovis Barker Drive, ran a stop sign and collided with a red Chevrolet traveling on SH 123 that was attempting to turn into an apartment complex.

The driver of the red Chevrolet was transported to Christus Santa Rosa Hospital and succumbed to sustained injuries. Justice of the Peace Maggie Moreno responded and ordered an autopsy to be performed.

After medical clearance, Robison was arrested and transported to the Hays County Jail and charged with intoxication manslaughter. He was released on a $35,000 surety bond, according to jail records.

Connor James Duran

A passenger from the pickup, Connor James Duran, 24, was transported to the Hays County Jail and was charged with public intoxication. He was released without bail.

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Megan Navarro (formerly Wehring) graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. In June 2020, she started a summer internship at the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch through the Dow Jones News Fund and Texas Press Association. She then earned her way to a reporter position later that summer and now, she serves as the editor of the newspaper. Working for a small publication, Navarro wears multiple hats. She has various responsibilities including managing a team of reporters, making editorial decisions, overseeing social media posts, fact checking, writing her own articles and more. Navarro has a heart for storytelling and she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are important to the community.

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