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Troubled Past For Driver In Deadly Head On Collision

We continue to follow a tragic accident that killed a 16 year old girl. Newschannel 6 has been digging into the past of the driver police say was responsible for that crash.

Wichita Falls police said Myron Robinson, 59, was driving the wrong way on Seymour Highway Sunday, Feb. 13, when he collided, head-on, into the truck Tessa Price, 16, and Andrew Johns, 18, were riding in. Tessa died at the scene. Andrew was taken to a hospital in Dallas, but has since been released.

Investigators believe alcohol was a factor in this accident, but Robinson has not been charged. Police said they are waiting for toxicology results to come back.

Newschannel 6 started digging into Myron Robinson's past Wednesday. What we obtained was a thick stack of papers detailing his criminal history. Documents show Robinson pleaded guilty to at least four counts of DWI since the early 1990's.

The first arrest with a conviction we found on record dates back to 1992. He was 41 at the time, and the arrested charge shows he was driving under the influence of liquor. The court status on that case shows he spent four days in jail and was ordered to pay a fine.

In June of 1993, Robinson was charged with his first felony related to drinking and driving. Police arrested him for DWI/Third or More. That is a third degree felony. He pleaded guilty to the charge a couple of months later. He served 15 days in jail, and was ordered again to pay a fine.

A little more than a year later, in October of 1994, Robinson was charged with another felony count of DWI. This time the case took a little longer to work through the court system. He eventually pleaded guilty to the offense in February of 1996, and received three years probation and a fine.

Robinson has two other convictions on his record. One for carrying a prohibited weapon in 1982. He served two years probation on that conviction. The other, for driving while license suspended in 1993.

Newschannel 6 will stay in contact with the Wichita Falls Police Department as they investigate whether Robinson was drinking the night 16 year old Tessa Price died. Robinson was also hurt in Sunday's crash. United Regional officials said Robinson is still listed in critical condition.

Tessa Price attended City View Junior/Senior High School. The school has made a memorial for Tessa, with students leaving messages for her. You can click here to see that story.

You can also check out our exclusive report highlighting the problem of repeat DWI offenders in Wichita County by clicking here.

Stay with Newschannel 6 and Newschannel6now.com for the very latest on this investigation.

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