A Texas woman is dead and her daughter is injured following a car crash in the Houston metropolitan area.
Woman Kills Two in Attempt to Evade Arrest
“It’s senseless for a mother to lose her life over less than $50 worth of merchandise for shoplifting.” – Vance Mitchell, spokesperson for the Pasadena Police Department as published by the Houston Chronicle
- According to the Houston Chronicle, police will pursue criminal charges against the woman responsible for a fatal car crash in Pasadena, Texas early Sunday morning.
- The woman allegedly was shoplifting from a local Wal-Mart where she stole approximately $50 in children’s toys.
- After being confronted by a security guard, the suspect got into a white pickup truck and fled the scene.
- Moments after speeding away from the Wal-Mart, the woman ran a red light and T-boned a vehicle that was traveling through the intersection.
- The collision killed Anita Benton instantly, and injured her teenage daughter.
Auto Accident Statistics
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 33,561 people died in fatal auto accidents in 2012 – up from 32,479 in 2011.
- Texas also recorded an increase with a total of 3,399 deaths reported in 2012, compared to 3,067 in 2011.
- An additional 87,087 Texans sustained serious injuries as the result of car crashes.
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