Affidavit: Man who killed 3 in Smith County wreck admitted to drinking too much

Affidavit: Man who killed 3 in Smith County wreck admitted to drinking too much
Source: Smith County judicial records

A Texas man accused of causing a fiery wreck which killed three people, including a pregnant woman, admitted at the scene of the wreck to drinking and driving, according to an arrest affidavit.

Gilberto Gomez, 26, of Saginaw, has been in the Smith County Jail since Feb. 17 and charged with three counts of intoxication manslaughter.

According to authorities, Gomez was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche along SH-110 on Feb. 11 when he crossed the double yellow lines into the northbound lane where it struck a 2005 Toyota Camry.

Both vehicles were burned in the crash.

The two passengers in the Toyota Camry, Jaewoong Jang, 34, of Lindale, Mikyung Ji, 29, of Lindale and Ji's unborn baby were killed in the wreck.

A passenger in Gomez's vehicle, Jeremy Boyd, was also pronounced dead at the scene.

An arrest affidavit released on Tuesday states first responders said Gomez smelled like alcohol and that he admitted to drinking too much.

The affidavit states Gomez’s blood serum tested at 188 at ETMC, which indicates he was intoxicated.

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