Drunk Texas woman crashes vehicle with five kids in it, killing 4-year-old: police

Source: Harris County jail; MEGA

Nov. 15 2021, Published 12:29 p.m. ET

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A Texas woman was allegedly driving drunk when she crashed her vehicle with five kids. Police say four were injured and the woman’s 4-year-old daughter was killed in the crash.

Now, the woman faces a slew of charges.

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Around 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 14, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said a 35-year-old woman was driving on the Sam Houston Parkway when she hit a traffic signal device.

The crash caused the device to tip over, then the vehicle hit a concrete barrier wall before coming to a stop, officials said.

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Authorities said the woman had five children between 2 to 10 years old in the vehicle with her. All of the children were taken to a local hospital, but the 4-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.

According to authorities, the 4-year-old child not wearing a seat belt in the back seat and was sitting in the lap of another child.

The woman, who was identified as Rosalia Sanchez, was the mother of four of the five children and she told police she was on the way to drop off a child who was not hers when the crash happened.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at a news conference that Sanchez showed signs of intoxication at the scene.

Sanchez was initially charged with driving while intoxicated with a child passenger and intoxication assault, officials said.

However, once her daughter died, the charges were upgraded to felony murder, police said.


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