Woman Charged with Murder after DUI Accident

A Houston woman has been charged with murder after causing a five-vehicle accident.

Details about the Fatal Five-Vehicle Accident

ABC 7 Chicago News is reporting that a woman has now been charged after a motorcyclist was killed in a five-vehicle accident that happened at about noon on Saturday on Houston’s West Loop.

Arnesia Washington is being charged with felony murder for the wreck that shut down the West Loop near Evergreen for hours. The woman has been charged in this manner because, according to investigators, she was intoxicated and had two children with her at the time of the accident.

According to prosecutors, this major accident was not the first wreck that Washington was involved in on Saturday. Washington was apparently also involved in two other minor hit-and-runs before the major fatal accident.

One of the victims in the previous accidents was following Washington in order to exchange information with her and became a witness to the fatal accident that happened.

According to police, Washington attempted to flee the scene of the accident, but was blocked in by the drivers who were involved in the earlier accidents.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents in Texas

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there are thousands of wrongful deaths in the state of Texas due to motor vehicle accidents every year:

  • In the state of Texas in 2014, there were a total of 1,041 people who were killed in accidents in which a driver was under the influence of alcohol.
  • There were a total of 3,534 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in Texas in 2014.
  • There were no deathless days in the state of Texas in 2014.
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