The Winters man who was involved in a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 83 on Friday, Oct. 21, has been arrested on unrelated charges.
The Winters man who was involved in a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 83 on Friday, Oct. 21, has been arrested on unrelated charges. Rosendo Ovalles, 60, of Winters, is currently in the Runnels County Jail on a motion to revoke charge for failure to register as a sex offender with bond sent at $40,000 according to jail officials. Ovalles was northbound on U.S. 83 in a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu when he reportedly struck a Toyota 4-Runner driven by Eddie Clint Johnson, Jr. 25, of Ballinger. Summer Deserea Newton, 23, a passenger in Johnson's vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident that occurred six miles north of Ballinger at 8:06 p.m. Johnson was transported to Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo with serious incapacitating injuries according to the report.
The report did not indicate if Ovalles was injured in the crash. However, troopers are investigating whether alcohol was involved in the crash. Johnson’s vehicle was sent into the southbound lane where it was struck by a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse driven by Kristen Marie Dennis, 28, of Mertzon. Dennis and passenger Tyson Dennis, 3, also of Mertzon, were treated and released from Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo. Sgt. Frederick Biddle, spokesman for the DPS, said that in a fatal crash, blood is taken from all drivers involved. So far, no results have been released. Further charges are pending results of the blood work, Biddle said. All of the persons involved in the accident were wearing seatbelts. The accident remains under investigation.