Man charged in fatal crash

Written by Andrew Traub

September 4, 2009

Austin police have filed murder charges against a 23-year-old man in connection with a fatal collision Monday at Airport Boulevard and Bohn Road.

Jaime Bonilla Alvarado could face up to life in prison if convicted on the first-degree felony charges.

Robert Joel Benn, 64, who had come to Austin from Tennessee on business, died after his rental car was struck by a “Lincoln Navigator. Police said officers were attempting to pull over the Navigator on suspicion that the driver was intoxicated, but the driver accelerated and ran a red light, striking Benn’s vehicle.

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