HORSESHOE BAY — A Llano County Grand Jury recently
indicted an illegal alien in connection with the death of a
Round Rock woman in a fatal head-on collision on Texas 71 in Llano
County, documents revealed.
Pedro Ortiz Hurtado, 55, a Mexican national who listed his
address as Round Mountain, faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter
(with a vehicle), according to jail records.
After the indictment, he was booked Feb. 9 into the Llano County Jail, where he remains in custody, officials confirmed.
Texas Department of Public Safety investigators initially
arrested Hurtado the day after the crash, which occurred at about 8:20
p.m. Nov. 1 three miles west of Horseshoe Bay.
Hurtado was taken Jan. 1 to the Burnet County Jail, where
he has remained on the intoxication manslaughter charge as well as a
U.S. immigration hold for being in the country illegally,
according to jail records.
The DPS report stated that 66-year-old Edwina Turner, the
driver of a 2014 Volkswagen, was traveling westbound on Texas 71 when a
2005 Ford F-250 pickup driven by Hurtado traveling east “crossed the
yellow line” and collided with the Volkswagen, the DPS report stated.
Turner died at the scene.