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Police: Suspect in Van Alstyne fatal crash is dead

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VAN ALSTYNE, Texas -- Van Alstyne police are waiting for a medical examiner's report on the death of Robert Hathorn, who was driving a car involved in a fatal crash on U.S. 75 last month.

Police said Hathorn has died in San Antonio. They were about to file intoxicated manslaughter charges when they learned about his death.

A passenger in Hathorn's black Toyota sedan was killed and nine others were injured in the July 5 chain-reaction crash.

Police said the Toyota slammed into a work truck, then ricocheted into an SUV that was hauling a travel trailer.

At the time of the accident, police believed Hathorn was under the influence of a controlled substance.

"We've been in contact with the San Antonio Police Department and also the medical examiner, and we're just going to be waiting for their final report so the case can be closed," said Van Alstyne police Chief Tim Barnes.

An online obituary indicates that Hathorn died on July 31.

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