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Mother charged with murder and intoxication assault in crash that killed 3-year-old, officials say

Mother charged with murder and intoxication assault in crash that killed 3-year-old, officials say

HOUSTON – A 3-year-old boy died in a car wreck Saturday morning after his mother crashed into a guardrail in south Houston, police say.

Police said they suspect the woman was driving on the wrong side of the street down Mykawa Road when she veered and lost control of the car, slamming into a concrete barrier around 5 a.m. Her three-year-old and eight-year-old sons were passengers in the car. Just before the wreck, the woman reportedly picked the boys up from their father’s home.

First responders transported the mother and young boys to a nearby hospital, where the youngest son later died, police said. Houston Police Department Sgt. Thomas Fendia said investigators believe the child was in a car seat but doesn’t believe the car seat was the right size or that the child was correctly buckled in.

The other boy suffered a broken femur but is expected to survive. The mother, who suffered traumatic chest injuries, is in critical condition and in surgery. 

Authorities said they suspect the mother was highly intoxicated. She threw up at the scene. Investigators noticed a strong odor of alcohol in the car and said they discovered pills.

The woman faces charges of felony murder and intoxication assault, officials said. 

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
 

 

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