Mark Narvaez, Kate Garcia Killed in Accident at Ben White Blvd in Austin, TX

December 18, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Mark Narvaez, Kate Garcia
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

East Ben White Boulevard, Austin, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Chevrolet Silverado, Kawasaki Motorcycle
Ben White Blvd
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Chevrolet Silverado collided with a Kawasaki Motorcycle

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials are investigating a crash that killed two people at Ben White Blvd in Austin, TX on December 18th, 2022. Officers say it happened around 2:44 p.m. According to their investigations, a Chevrolet Silverado operated by 51-year-old Roberto Rangel was exiting a driveway at a Starbucks and failed to yield. In the process, the vehicle collided with a motorcycle operated by 23-year-old Mark Narvaez. Both Narvaez and a passenger, 22-year-old Kate Garcia, were killed in the crash. Rangel was not injured and officers recommended and/or issued charges for two counts of Intoxication Manslaughter.

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