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UPDATE: Suspect Charged in Fatal Traffic Accident at 4100 West Fuqua

September 22, 2011 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal traffic accident in the 4100 block of West Fuqua about 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 21).

The suspect, Chavon Latowya Frank (b/f, DOB: 1-13-81), is charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter in the 174th State District Court.  A photo of suspect Frank is attached to this news release.

The deceased victims, a 24-year-old male and 22-year-old female, were pronounced dead at the scene.  Their identities are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Izaguirre and Senior Police Officer S. Johnson reported:

According to witnesses, Frank was driving a gray Toyota Corolla at a high rate of speed westbound on West Fuqua and ran the red light at the intersection of White Heather.  The Corolla then struck both victims as they were crossing the intersection.  Frank then continued driving for approximately half of a mile before coming to a stop and being confronted by witnesses who followed her.  HPD patrol officers arrived and took Frank into custody at the scene. 

Chavon Latowya Frank
Chavon Latowya Frank
Update: VHS/JFC  9-22-11
VHS/JFC  9-22-11
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.