1 dead, 1 injured in Texarkana wreck; driver charged with intoxication manslaughter

Published: Sep. 3, 2022 at 2:31 PM CDT
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TEXARKANA, Texas (KSLA) - Texarkana Texas police responded to a wreck the night of Friday, Sept. 2 on State Line Avenue.

Officials say a 2015 Ram 2500 driven by Christopher Telles, 42, was headed north near the 2000 block of State Line when he crossed into the southbound lanes. He struck a 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan driven by Marolin Gardner, 63.

Gardner died from injuries, and a child passenger was taken to Wadley Regional Medical Center with severe but non-life-threatening injuries.

Telles was arrested for intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault. He was transported to the Bi State Jail.