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Three Teens Killed in Houston Crash

Tina Robinson2 years ago

Police in Houston have arrested a woman in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident that happened early Saturday morning, according to Click2Houston.

About the Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident

Houston police told reporters the accident happened at 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of Woodbridge Drive and the South Loop service road on Saturday. A white Chrysler 300 was traveling south when the vehicle ran a red light at a high rate of speed and crashed into the side of blue Chevrolet traveling east on the service road.

One of the occupants of the Chrysler, identified as Raquel Vasquez-Hernandez, 23, attempted to flee the scene but was arrested and charged with four counts of failure to stop and render aid. Police are still searching for one other occupant that also fled the scene. It is unclear who was driving the Chrysler.

The Chevy was carrying six teens, identified as two females and four males, at the time of the crash. Three of the teens were pronounced dead at the scene. Those victims have been identified as Allyssa Munoz, 19; Brett Suarez, 15; and Carlos Cisneros, 14. Munoz and Suarez were siblings.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,377 motor vehicle-related fatalities in Texas in 2013. An additional 89,270 people were seriously injured in motor vehicle-related crashes. Of the fatalities that year:

  • 1,333 fatalities were single vehicle, run-off the road crashes.
  • 523 fatalities were head-on collisions.
  • 460 fatalities involved distracted driving.
  • 1,089 fatalities were crashes where a driver was under the influence of alcohol.


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