A man was arrested on Tuesday after DPS Troopers determined the Austin resident was intoxicated, causing a two-vehicle major crash on Highway 24 earlier that day.
Shortly before 11:00 a.m., Delta County Deputies responded to a two-vehicle major crash in the area of Highway 24 north and FM 198.
Upon arrival, it was determined by emergency medical personnel on scene that two occupants out of one of the vehicles were going to be flown out via helicopter to a medical facility because of their injuries.
Witnesses identified the driver of the second vehicle involved and gave information to deputies on scene that the driver had an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person.
Deputies determined that in fact the driver later identified as 37-year-old Austin resident Matthew Ryan Harvey had been drinking and was detained.
Because of the severity of the crash, Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers were summoned to work the crash scene.
Upon arrival of the troopers, they further determined that Harvey was indeed intoxicated at a level that impaired his abilities.
He was arrested and brought to the Delta County Jail where he was booked in for two counts of Felony 3 Intoxication Assault with Vehicle Causing Serious Bodily Injury.