TCU student charged with intoxication manslaughter in deadly Fort Worth crash that killed a mother of two

Two Texas Christian University students were arrested after a drunken driving crash killed a mother of two Saturday night in Fort Worth, police say.

The driver, 22-year-old Jonathan Lucas Reed, faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter in the death of Elena DeFlores, police records say. His passenger, 23-year-old John Morgan, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.

Police say DeFlores, 46, was on her way to pick up her daughter from work when she stopped at a light on Granbury Road. She was struck by a Chevrolet Tahoe, causing her Saturn to roll over.

Police say the victim’s daughter, Sandi, got a ride home and recognized her mother’s SUV on the road after the accident. DeFlores was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital where she later died. Her funeral will be held Wednesday, Fox 4 News reported.

Reed and Morgan are out of jail on bond. Both are seniors at TCU, the school confirmed. Reed is a criminal justice student, and Morgan studies entrepreneurial management.

Dallas Morning News Staff writer Samantha McDonald

April 14, 2015