Intoxication manslaughter charges brought against Matthew Green Shelton

On Wednesday at around 6:15pm 42-year old Steven Louis Hunt of Galveston and a friend were walking a dog along the Galveston Seawall when they were struck and killed by a car. The car was driven by Matthew Green Shelton, age 27, and it was announced this morning that Shelton has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. Alleged drunk driver Shelton and his passenger remain in stable condition at UTMB Galveston after the accident. Police say Shelton’s bond has been set at $100,000 and Shelton will be booked into Galveston County Jail when he is discharged from the hospital.
Channel 11’s report on Shelton’s charges is here. A Galveston Daily News article identifies the second pedestrian killed in the accident as 43-year old Joseph Owens. Apparently Shelton was driving a red-colored Mitsubishi sports car, which struck a parked black-colored Nissan Sentra. Police are trying to determine whether Shelton’s Mitsubishi hit the Sentra or the pedestrians first.

Matthew Green Shelton's red Mitsubishi is shown to the right, the black Nissan Sentra he struck to the left

Matthew Green Shelton (27) has been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter

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