A mother was killed and her 10-year-old son was critically injured in Garland, Texas after their vehicle was struck by a driver attempting to fleeing police.
According to FOX News, the fatal accident occurred Monday around 3:30 pm.
Police conducted a traffic stop on a black Honda Accord driven by 37-year-old Bobby Lee Murphy of Oklahoma, and the officer found evidence of narcotics in the vehicle. Before the officer could investigate further, Murphy fled the scene along with his two passengers.
Police initiated a pursuit which quickly escalated into a high-speed chase.
As Murphy approached the intersection of Garland Avenue and Miller Road, an officer activated his overhead lights and siren in an attempt to alert drivers. Unfortunately, Murphy slammed into a silver Toyota carrying Karla Rico, 28, and her 10-year-old son.
Rico died at the scene. Her son was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries. Rico’s dog was also killed in the collision.
The driver of a third vehicle suffered minor injuries.
Murphy and his two passengers were hospitalized following the crash. Murphy is charged with murder and evading arrest causing serious bodily injury.
Information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
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