News: Child dies in alleged DUI accident at Hwy 59 and Chimney Rock

News: Child dies in alleged DUI accident at Hwy 59 and Chimney Rock

Posted on Monday, October 11th, 2021 at 9:35 pm    

HOUSTON, TX – According to KTRK, a child is dead after a man suspected of driving impaired driving fatally collided with multiple vehicles Saturday.

According to witnesses, a Honda was driving erratically on the southbound lanes of Hwy 59 prior to the crash. The driver then collided with a semi-truck, a Mercedes, and finally a box truck.

The 5-year-old child was launched from the car upon impact with the box truck. It is unclear if she was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.

In addition to the 5-year-old, the Honda was also occupied by a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old. They were both hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. It is unclear if the driver was related to the children.

Police have arrested the driver and charged him with murder.

This blog post is part of a series that Kherkher Garcia provides for the benefit of our neighbors across the Houston area. It is meant to keep our community informed about recent motor vehicle accidents, and should not be construed as legal advice. However, if someone you love has died because of another driver’s reckless behavior, we would like to hear from you at your earliest convenience. Contact us today, online or by calling (713) 231-5640, to speak with an experienced Houston wrongful death attorney at absolutely no cost to you.