A 41-year-old League City woman has been charged in the death of an 8-year-old girl. The young victim was killed when the woman drove her Jeep Grand Cherokee into the rear of the Ford Expedition the child was riding in on April 6, 2017.
The accident, which occurred around 6 p.m. near 2600 West Main St. in League City, a suburb of Houston, is thought to have resulted from the woman being intoxicated at the time.
In conducting an accident investigation once they arrived at the crash scene, law enforcement officers were able to take witness statements which provided a clear picture of what transpired. The young victim was riding in the Ford’s rear seat when the defendant made contact with the vehicle she was in.
The young girl, despite being critically injured, initially survived the injuries she sustained in the accident and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Two days later, she lost her life.
In conversing with the defendant at the crash scene, officers began to suspect that the woman may have been intoxicated. Officers made a request of the woman to consent to having her blood drawn at the accident scene, something she readily agreed to do. After the lab ran its necessary tests, it was determined that the woman’s blood alcohol content (BAC) level was 0.249, more than three times the state’s legal limit.
The woman has since been charged with vehicular manslaughter involving intoxication, a felony in the second degree. The woman remains in jail pending the payment of a $100,000 bail.
If you know someone who, like this young girl, has been wrongfully killed in a car accident as the result of the negligence of another, a Houston car crash attorney can provide you advise in your legal case.
Source: chron.com, “Woman charged in wreck that killed 8-year-old League City girl,” Margaret Kadifa, April 20, 2017