Houston – Prisoner killed in squad car crash when struck by possible drunk driver | chron.com

Investigators say Caroline Nicolai was killed after another 21-year-old driver of a red Chevy Cobalt slammed straight into the police car she was riding in.

The two-car crash happened about 3:30 a.m. at 500 Chartres near Texas, according to the Houston Police Department.

Police said Nicolai was handcuffed in the backseat of the squad car after the officer had taken her into custody for public intoxication. The cruiser, police added, was traveling northbound on Chartres when the driver of a red Chevrolet Cobalt that was traveling eastbound on Texas apparently ran a red light and rammed the squad car.

Nicolai was thrown from the cruiser upon impact. She was rushed to Ben Taub General Hospital, where she died.

The woman who was driving the Cobalt, Nicole Moser, and her passenger were hurt and taken to a nearby hospital. Details of their injuries and conditions were not released.

The officer had minor injuries and was taken to Memorial Hermann-The Texas Medical Center. She is expected to be fine.

Police said the driver of the Cobalt told an officer at the scene that she had been to a Midtown bar. The officer, police added, smelled what appeared to be alcohol on her breath. Investigators said they are awaiting blood tests to determine what charges may be filed against her.

via Prisoner killed in HPD squad car crash near downtown – Houston Chronicle.

Brownfield, Texas – Driver facing charges in Sunday morning crash killing five | lubbockonline.com

Police investigators believe a 24-year-old Seagraves man was intoxicated Sunday morning, Sept. 29 when he crashed his pickup truck into another vehicle on U.S. 62, killing five people.

Ramon Aguilar Jr. is charged with intoxication assault, intoxication manslaughter and felony failure to stop and render aid, according to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Sgt. Bryan Witt.

Terry County sheriff’s deputies arrested Aguilar Sunday afternoon at Brownfield Regional Medical Center, where he was recovering from injuries.

His bond was set Monday afternoon at more than $2 million, according to jail officials.

Troopers were notified of the crash around 2:47 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, according to a DPS news release.

Aguilar was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck southbound on U.S. 62 behind a GMC extended cab pickup truck. Investigators believe the Dodge rear-ended the GMC truck causing both vehicles to run off the road and flip in the west ditch about 2.5 miles northeast of Seagraves, just inside the Terry County line.

Four of the five passengers in the GMC truck were ejected from the vehicle, according to the release. All five died at the scene.

Witt said all five victims, worked in construction.

A news release listed their names: Romulo Molina, 39, of Sherman, Luis Valenzuela, 26, of Sherman, David Dominguez-Juarez of Mexico, Isabel Garcia De La Cerda, 35 of Sherman, and Juan Carlos Enrique Mendoza, 31 of Mexico.

via Driver facing charges in fatal Sunday morning crash | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

McAllen, Texas – Intoxication manslaughter charges pending in fatal fiery crash | valleycentral.com

Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that left Roberto Cortez dead after a vehicle caught on fire.

McAllen police told Action 4 News that the accident happened near Highway 107 between 29th Street and Ware Road early Sunday monring.

According to McAllen police, a male is behind bars.

Rene Claudio is facing charges of intoxication manslaughter and accident involving personal injury or death.

via Vehicle caught on fire after McAllen fatal crash : News : ValleyCentral.com.

Harris Co., Texas – Man charged with intoxication manslaughter after early-morning crash | khou.com

A man is facing a charge of intoxication manslaughter following a crash in northwest Harris County early Friday, deputies say.

The crash happened on Bammel N. Houston Road near Kleinbrook Drive around 1:30 a.m.

According to deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of a Honda Accord was traveling eastbound when he ran a red light and hit a Nissan Maxima.

The female driver of the Maxima died at the scene. The male driver of the Honda Accord was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Deputies said the man was intoxicated, and the district attorney’s office accepted criminal charges against him.

via Man charged with intoxication manslaughter for early-morning crash in NW Harris County | khou.com Houston.

Houston – Drunk driver collides with wrecked vehicle; 1 killed | abc13.com

Police are blaming a deadly southeast Houston crash that killed one person and injured another on a suspected drunken driver.

This case actually involves two accidents. The first happened around 1:20am in the 5000 block of South Loop East.

According to police, the driver of a red Mitsubishi Montero was traveling east on the South Loop feeder when the vehicle jumped the curb onto the freeway.

The man lost control of the car and it struck a retainer wall.

As several witnesses went to assist the man, a green Toyota Previa crashed into the wrecked Montero and then knocked it into one of the Good Samaritans who had stopped to help.

The driver of the Montero, 46, was taken to an area hospital where he later died.

The pedestrian was transported with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Previa, 27-year-old Jose Eliseo Guevara-Palma, was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.

via Police: Drunk driver collides with wrecked vehicle in southeast Houston; 1 killed, Good Samaritan injured | abc13.com.

Coryell Co., Texas – Woman charged with intoxication manslaughter | kxxv.com

Alisa Prueitt

A woman was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter, after it was determined she had a blood alcohol level more than 5 times the legal limit during a fatal wreck in August.

Alisa Prueitt has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and 3 counts of intoxication assault for a wreck back on August 24 that killed one and injured three others.

Samuel Dale Graham was the driver of the other vehicle and was killed in the crash. One of the passengers in his SUV was seriously injured and two children passengers were also injured.

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Channelview, Texas – Teen killed in possible DWI crash | abc13.com

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday was investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed a young man in east Harris County.

It happened in the 15200 block of Woodforest Boulevard near Canna in Channelview.

HCSO deputies said Wilfredo Chavez Lopez was driving east on Woodforest at a high rate of speed when he left the roadway, hit a curb and crashed into a tree in the front yard of a home.

Neither Lopez nor his passenger was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, deputies said. Lopez was ejected upon impact. He was taken to an area hospital via ambulance in critical condition.

Passenger Carlos Senea was found dead in the front seat when deputies arrived at the scene. Officials at the scene told us he was 18 or 19 years old.

Deputies believe alcohol is a factor in the crash.

read more here > Teen killed in possible DWI crash in Channelview, deputies say | abc13.com.