More than a month after a Fort Hood soldier was killed in a Georgetown crash along Interstate 35, the driver of the vehicle has been charged with intoxication manslaughter.
The crash, which happened along the frontage road between County Road 150 and Farm to Market Road 972 at 2:20 a.m. on March 6, killed 25-year-old Sean McGregor Vanderwal of New Castle, Pennsylvania.
One other passenger in the vehicle suffered serious injuries.
After responding to the crash, an officer spoke with the driver, 25-year-old Timothy Andrew Corder, in an emergency room. While speaking with Corder, he stated that he and his friends went to Peckerheads on 6th Street in Austin and left around 1:30 a.m. The officer asked which route he took, and he stated that they "usually take Highway 190 to Killeen," which did not match the location of the crash.
When Corder was notified by U.S. Army personnel that Vanderwal had died, Corder told police he was not aware that Vanderwal was seated next to him in the vehicle. "Corder stated the only thing he remember about the crash was that he was stuck in the car and yelling for help and looked over at who he thought was a random guy and knew that he had already passed away," the affidavit said.
A blood alcohol content test on Corder's blood showed a result of .139.
Corder has been charged with intoxication assault as well, with a total bail set at $100,000.