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4 Killed in Suspected DWI Crash

Destiny Baker2 years ago

Houston authorities are investigating a suspected drunk driving accident that left four people dead Sunday evening.

Details of the Fatal Houston Accident

According to the Houston Chronicle, police have arrested Million Zeghergis on four counts of intoxication manslaughter in connection to a fatal accident in southwest Harris County on Sunday.

Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office claim that Zeghergis was traveling eastbound on Beechnut St. in a black 2009 Dodge when he ran a red light and struck a black 2002 Honda Civic that was moving northbound on Synott Rd around 10 pm.

The Honda’s driver, Devendraprasad Patel, and three of the vehicle’s passengers, Kokila Patel, Ansuyaben Patel, and Jayanthilal Bhat, were pronounced dead at the scene.

A fourth passenger was rushed to Memorial Hermann hospital; their identity and condition have not been released.

Deputies arrested Zeghergis on Monday – investigations are still underway.

Texas Car Crash Statistics for 2013

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 3,377 people were killed in auto accidents along Texas roadways in 2013.
  • 767 of those deaths were attributed to collisions that occurred in intersections or were related to intersections.
  • 1,089 fatalities (32.2 percent) were attributed to auto accidents in which a driver was under the influence of alcohol.
  • In addition to the fatalities, 232,041 people were injured in Texas car crashes with 89,270 people suffering serious injury.

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