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Employees Charged with Serving Intoxicated Minor involved in Fatal DWI

On the evening of December 16, 2018, 19-year-old Erick Hernandez left a facility named Frontera Events Venue on Houston Boulevard in his Ford F-150 shortly before 11:00 p.m. Just minutes later, he swerved across three lanes of traffic and crashed head-on into an SUV that Taylor Phillips was driving. The 23-year-old mother was killed. In addition, her 1-year-old son and 48-year-old mother were injured.

Pregnant Woman Loses Baby Due to Hit-and-Run

In Houston on Monday, July 9, a man driving an SUV on Fuqua crossed the median and crashed into a vehicle driven by an eight-months-pregnant woman. The man drove off after the crash. After being rushed to the hospital and undergoing an emergency C-section, her baby tragically died.

Mother and Son Killed in DWI Crash

A 36-year-old mother and her 3-month-old son were killed in a drunk driving crash that occurred in Clear Lake, Texas on February 28, 2018. They are survived by Bryan Joseph who lost his wife and son in this accident. A 20-year-old woman named Veronica Rivas is now being charged for this incident along with three other people. Rivas is being charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter after slamming her vehicle into another vehicle killing this mother and her infant son.

Mother and Infant Killed by Drunk Driver

A drunk driver killed a woman and her baby early Wednesday morning in Clear Lake. At the scene, the underage drunk driver admitted that she was coming from a bar-another pair of tragic deaths apparently caused by a bar's irresponsible sale of alcohol.

DWI Fatality Results in Murder Charge

A crash in the early morning hours last Saturday claimed the life of a female passenger of an suv. The driver of a pickup truck was traveling on the feeder road of Highway 59, the Eastex freeway. At about 2:00 a.m., he ran a red light and smashed into the Chevrolet Trailblazer suv that was headed west on Aldine Mail Route. The driver of the Trailblazer was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital. His female passenger was killed. The driver of the pickup truck sustained less serious injuries. And tests showed that his blood-alcohol concentration was 0.32, four times the legal limit of 0.08.

Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Child in East Aldine

A 12-year-old boy was struck by a car at the intersection of 7 Mile Lane and Sunny Drive in North Harris County. The driver fled the scene, and the child, identified as Jason Palmer, was rushed to the hospital in critical condition with multiple injuries including a brain hemorrhage.

Teen Killed by Drunk Driver While Changing Tire

Sunday morning New Caney, Texas mourned the loss of seventeen-year-old Jose Damien who was struck by a drunk driver while helping his family change a flat tire. According to the victim's family, the driver veered towards the family's truck, smashed into it, and killed the New Caney ISD student. The driver, who has been identified as Charles Baxter, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. Baxter is not only facing jail time, but also a potential lawsuit for the family's loss of their loved one.

DWI Suspect Crashes into Police Car

Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, a female motorist turned down the wrong side of Almeda, and drove against traffic. She swiped the patrol car of an officer who tried to avoid a collision, and then ended up in a ditch. Not surprisingly, she failed field sobriety tests at the scene and was arrested, according to reports. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Motorcyclist Killed on Katy Freeway

A woman entering the Katy Freeway on Saturday while headed in the wrong direction collided with a motorcycle that was exiting the freeway. The motorcyclist was killed in the crash, and the woman was arrested.

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