Driver charged with intoxication manslaughter in Carthage man’s 2018 death

Driver charged with intoxication manslaughter in Carthage man’s 2018 death
Michael Brady

HARRISON COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A Harrison County grand jury has indicted a Louisiana man in connection to a July 4, 2018, wreck which killed a Carthage man.

Michael Wayne Brady, 52, of Shreveport, La., is charged with second-degree intoxication manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter. He was booked into the Harrison County Jail on Monday. The district clerk’s office confirmed an indictment on Brady was filed on Aug. 29.

According to a crash report obtained by KLTV, Brady was driving a 2004 Lexus eastbound on US 80 at 7:32 p.m. and ran a red light at the intersection of Branch Street, hitting a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by 18-year-old William Austin Gray.

According to the indictment, Brady was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

Gray later died at a Longview hospital. A 19-year-old passenger in Gray’s car suffered injuries, according to the crash report.

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