UPDATE: The driver that caused a fiery collision that killed three people on Feb. 12 has been charged on three counts of intoxicated manslaughter.

Gilberto Gomez was arrested on Feb. 17 on the charges and remains in the Smith County jail on bonds totaling over $2 million.


Three people died in a two-vehicle accident early Monday morning in Smith County.

According to a preliminary DPS report, around 12:35 a.m. Monday morning, Gilberto Gomez was southbound on Highway 110 just east of Lindale when he crossed into the northbound lane and struck a car driven by Jaewoong Jang.

Both vehicles caught fire.

Jang and his female passenger, Mikyung Ji, were killed in the accident along with a as yet unidentified passenger in Gomez's car.

Gomez was taken to a local hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.