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Houston Woman Faces Intoxication Manslaughter Charges

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Danielle Dougall3 years ago

A Houston, Texas woman accused of killing a police deputy in a crash has been charged with possession of a controlled substance.

About the Case

According to KHOU, Kelly Jo Ivey, age 29, appeared in a Houston Harris County courtroom on October 30th; she was in a wheelchair as she continues to recover from injuries she sustained in the crash. At the time of her court appearance, Ivey was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Detectives say they found a bag of Ecstasy pills in her car following the accident, and her passenger claimed Ivey may have taken meth.

Following the confirmation of her toxicology report, Ivey could face additional charges of intoxication manslaughter of an officer of the peace. In March, she pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and agreed to serve a two-year-long sentence.

According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, she was released from prison on parole this month.

This is not the first time Ivey has served a prison sentence; she was charged with theft in two prior cases.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,377 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in Texas in 2013, marking a 1.05-percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2013, and 89,270 people sustained serious injuries.
  • Using available crash data, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
    • One person was injured in a car crash every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
    • A reportable collision occurred every 71 seconds.


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