Investigators reveal that suspect’s automobile was going 115 mph in crash that killed mom, Three kids
HOUSTON Investigators announced Monday that the alleged drunk driver’s vehicle was accelerating at 115 mph prior to the accident that killed a mother and three children, according to the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s office.
The 7-vehicle crash occurred last weekend at FM 2920 and Gosling Road.
Officials said several people were injured and several vehicles were on fire. Officials said a mother and child who were in one of the burning vehicles died on the scene. Two other children from this vehicle were flown to a hospital, where one was pronounced dead and another was given life support. Investigators said the 2-year-old, who was life sustaining, died in a Houston hospital the next day
Canada was originally charged with a number of poisoning attacks involving serious bodily harm and three numbers of manslaughter for poisoning with the possibility of increasing charges.
However, since the 2-year-old died for support, his poison attack charge was raised to manslaughter for poisoning. Canada will remain in custody until its upcoming trial, the authorities said.
Mark Herman, constable of Harris County Precinct 4, said the suspect’s blood alcohol level was the “main factor” in this case. He said it was 0.15%. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, if your blood alcohol level reaches 0.08%, you’re legally intoxicated in Texas.
Constable investigators, by analyzing the black box in the vehicle of allegedly impaired driver Daniel Canada, determined that two seconds before the accident in which Porsha Branch and her three children were killed, his vehicle traveled 115 mph.
The case continues to be investigated by Constables.
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