May 21, 2012 - Charges have been filed against two suspects arrested in a fatal traffic accident at 8100 South Loop East (South Interstate Highway 610 East) about 10 p.m. on Sunday (May 20).
One suspect, Jaime Rodriguez Reyes (H/m, DOB: 11-16-69), is charged with driving while intoxicated in Harris County Criminal Court #8. A second male suspect, Jamal Green (b/m, DOB: 12-11-73), is charged with felony driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 in the 185th State District Court. Photos of both suspects are attached to this news release.
The male victim, 4, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant S. Sorge and Officer M. Hardt reported:
According to witnesses, Green was driving a white Nissan Sentra that was having mechanical problems, and was either stalled out or moving very slowly in the northbound lanes of the South Loop East without its lights on. Reyes was driving a silver Chevrolet Lumina northbound on the South Loop and struck the rear of the Sentra. The Lumina then struck a Chevrolet Tahoe in the next lane.
Green and his son (victim) were both transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Green's injuries were minor, but his son's were fatal. Reyes was taken into custody and then transported to Ben Taub General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Tahoe was not injured.
Jaime Rodriguez Reyes
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.