Authorities have decided -not- to file additional charges against the driver of a car who was involved in a December accident in Cedar Rapids that killed a Fredericksburg family. A car driven by 20-year-old Jose Uribe-Ugalde of Fredericksburg, for unknown reasons, had crossed the median into the oncoming lane of traffic, headed south in the northbound lane. As Uribe-Ugalde was making a u-turn to turn his car around, he was struck by a car driven by 24-year-old Cory Evans of Marion. All four occupants of the Ugalde vehicle were killed, including his girlfriend, 21-year-old Gabriela Botello-Lara, their one-month-old son Antonio Uribe, and Ugalde’s brother, ten-year-old Jose Uribe. Evans was charged with OWI; his blood alcohol level was .122; the legal limit is .08. Authorities had been trying to determine if alcohol was a factor in the accident; however, following an extensive investigation, they were not able to determine that Evan’s impairment was a factor. However, there may be further civil litigation.
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