Atascocita Teen Charged for Drunk Driving Crash

Glass of dark liquor on a table next to a car key.

A 17-year-old Atascocita High School student has been deemed responsible for a drunk driving accident that killed two of his classmates.

About the Drunk Driving Crash

According to reports, Jaggar Clayton Smith is being charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter. Deputies say that the classmates were Salma Gomez and Chloe Robison, both 16-years-old. They were in Smith’s 2008 Nissan Altima when he was speeding southbound in the 18300 block of Timber Forest.

Authorities report that Smith’s speed caused him to lose control of the vehicle and slam into trees in the median, splitting the car in half. The front half of the car rotated clockwise and stopped in the median, while the back of the vehicle continued to spin southeast and hit another tree.

Robison was sitting in the back, and it was reported that she died at the scene.

Gomez, who was seated in the passenger side, died after being taken to Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

Smith was taken to Houston Northwest Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries. Authorities have reason to believe that Smith was drinking.

Statistics of Alcohol-Impaired Driving

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost 29 people in the United States die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes every day (one person every 50 minutes in 2016).
  • Drunk driving crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year.
  • In 2010, the most recent year for which cost data is available, these deaths and damages contributed to a cost of $44B per year.

Contact an Experienced Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

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