Man charged with intoxication manslaughter after South Austin crash

A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged with intoxicated manslaughter after Austin police say he caused a deadly car accident just before 2 a.m. Saturday.

According to an arrest affidavit, Anthony Anania was driving a black Mercedes Benz westbound on Slaughter Lane when he ran a red light at MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) and struck a tan Chevrolet Prizm driven by William Colbert, 60. The Chevrolet Prizm spun and struck another vehicle in the intersection, the affidavit stated.

The Austin Fire Department extricated Colbert from his vehicle, and he was transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge. Colbert was pronounced deceased at 2:41 a.m. at the hospital.

Austin police observed that Anania displayed several signs of intoxication, the arrest affidavit stated, including slurred speech, stumbling gait and glassy eyes. Anania stated he had been drinking. He is currently being held at Travis County Jail on a $100,000 bond.