Roel Castillo, 42, died about 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning when Michael Filius, 50, ran a red light at the intersection of U.S. 183 and Lakeline Boulevard.
Filius is charged with intoxicated manslaughter in the accident with bail set at $250,000 in Williamson County.
Myth: When you are in an accident and the insurance company calls you to ask for a recorded statement, you have to give them a recorded statement or they won’t settle with you.
Filius was driving a red Ford pickup heading west on Lakeline when he ran the red light and hit the white Plymouth sedan on the driver’s side.
It was the 52nd traffic fatality in Austin this year.