A late night accident at the corner of FM 1960 and West Lake Houston Parkway in Atascocita left one man dead after a drunk driver ran a red light.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, On Sunday, March 9, at approximately 12:22 a.m., Craig Welch was driving his silver 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer in the 7400 block of FM 1960 E, traveling westbound while approaching the intersection of W Lake Houston Parkway in Atascocita
At the same time, Omar Jaramillo was operating his red Chevrolet Corvette on W Lake Houston Parkway at the intersection of the 7400 block of FM 1960 E.
“Irene Jaramillo, mother to Omar, was a passenger in Omar’s vehicle,” the Harris County Sheriff’s Office report reads. “Omar was stopped at the red signal light at that intersection, heading south. The signal light cycled to green for the traffic on W Lake Houston Parkway.
“Omar proceeded south into the intersection of FM 1960 E. Investigators identified at least three separate witnesses at the scene who provided statements that Craig Welch disregarded the red signal light.”
Craig Welch ran the red light and crashed into Omar vehicle. Craig Welch’s vehicle struck Omar’s vehicle at the driver’s door.
“Omar Jaramillo sustained serious bodily injury during the crash where ultimately was pronounced deceased by EMS personnel at the scene,” the report reads. “Irene Jaramillo sustained non-incapacitating injuries during the crash and was transported from the scene to a local hospital.”
Craig Welch was found to be an intoxicated driver. He was arrested at the scene and subsequently charged with Intoxication Manslaughter.