One dead, seven injured in six-vehicle crash
Posted on Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at 5:44 pm
HOUSTON, TX – A man faces charges of intoxication manslaughter and possibly further charges after killing one and injuring ten in a six-vehicle car accident on Monday afternoon, KPRC2 reports.
The accident occurred around 4 p.m. at an intersection of Reed Road and Almeda Road when a driver speeding up to 100 miles per hour hit multiple stopped cars. The driver did not seem to use his brakes before impact.
One man died and seven people were injured, including the driver, a 6-year-old girl, and her 2-year-old brother, as a result of the accident. The girl suffered substantial injuries related to the use of a seatbelt but is expected to recover. The driver was hospitalized and will be taken to jail after he recovers.
The driver faces charges of intoxication manslaughter, and possibly other crimes. According to Sean Teare, Vehicular Crimes Division Chief from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the driver will be facing a possibility of at least 20 years in prison.
“Anyone that’s seriously injured, that’s going to be an additional charge that this person’s facing,” said Teare.
Teare called the scene “unacceptable” and said that “this is the third scene in less than 24 hours where people have either lost their lives or potentially are going to lose their lives, and it’s all because of alcohol and drugs.”
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