Houston Police Department
Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Traffic Accident at 600 East Crosstimbers

December 26, 2014 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal traffic accident at 600 East Crosstimbers about 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday (Dec. 24).

The suspect, Raul Saenz III (H/m, 31), is charged with two counts of intoxicated assault in the 351st State District Court. He is accused for his role in the death of a woman, 47.

A photo of Saenz, with cuts and bruises sustained in the crash, is attached to this news release.

suspect Raul Saenz III

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Hall and Officer K. Heaverlo reported:

The suspect was driving a silver Chevrolet Aveo at a high rate of speed northbound on Helmers and ran the red light at East Crosstimbers. The Chevrolet struck a gold Ford van traveling west on Crosstimbers. Passengers in the Chevrolet were ejected. One of them, a woman, 47, was pronounced dead the following day (Dec. 25) at an area hospital. Two persons in the van were transported to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver (Saenz) of the Chevrolet was determined to be intoxicated and he was taken into custody and subsequently charged.

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