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Sheriff Injured, Woman Dead in Recent Accident

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Brigitte Barrera3 years ago

A West Harris County car accident has resulted in the death of a woman and the serious injury of two others, including a sheriff’s deputy.

About the Harris County Accident

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the incident occurred early Friday morning on the 15300 block of Clay Road close to North Eldridge Parkway.

Liobardo Reyes and a female passenger were driving a Ford Fusion westbound on the eastbound lanes of Clay. Around 3AM, Reyes’ Ford collided head-on with a marked patrol vehicle driven by a 13-year sheriff’s deputy veteran, D. Johnson.

Reyes’ passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. Reyes and Johnson were seriously injured and flown by LifeFlight medical helicopter to Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute. Reyes is in critical condition. Johnson sustained a broken leg among other injuries.

Reyes is being charged with intoxicated manslaughter and intoxication assault on a public servant. The accident was investigated by the Harris County Sheriff’s Department.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

Following information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,377 people were killed in traffic collisions in Texas in 2013.
  • Head-on collisions resulted in 523 deaths and 1,883 deaths occurred in rural areas.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents with 89,270 people suffering serious injury.
  • Using available crash data, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in an auto accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.


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