Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 6100 Southwest Freeway
January 23, 2017 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal crash that occurred at 6100 Southwest Freeway (South U.S. Highway 59) at about 11 p.m. on January 13, 2017.
The suspect, Jeremy Jax (H/m, 19), is charged with intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault and two counts of failure to stop and render aid in the 177th State District Court.
A photo of Jax is attached to this news release.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant A. Thomas and Officer D. Robinson reported:
The female victim, Martha Barrios Rojas, 62, of Houston, was transported to Southwest Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition. Doctors pronounced her dead on January 20.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant A. Thomas and R. Robinson reported:
Jax was driving a silver Ford Taurus and fleeing the scene of a minor accident when he ran a red light at the Southwest Freeway and Westpark and struck a silver Toyota Camry and black Isuzu Rodeo, heading westbound on Westpark. The driver and passenger of the Camry (Rojas) were transported to the hospital where Rojas was later pronounced dead. Jax was detained at the scene by a citizen who witnessed the crash. He was determined to be intoxicated and subsequently charged.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.