Investigation into Fatal Crash at 7100 North Wayside
July 3, 2017 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the crash that seriously injured three children at 6500 North Freeway (North U.S. Highway 45) at about 9j:05 p.m. on Saturday (July 1).
The suspect, Kevin Rivera (H/m, 49) is charged with three counts of intoxication assault in the 177th State District Court.
A photo of Rivera is attached to this news release.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Salazar and Officer O. Bledsoe reported:
Rivera was driving a green Ford Mustang northbound on the service road when he ran the red light at the intersection of the North Freeway and Parker. He then struck a red Nissan Rogue, traveling eastbound on Parker with the green light. The Nissan spun around and struck a traffic control device. Two additional vehicles, a black Nissan Altima and a Honda Pilot, were also struck by debris from the resulting crash. The Nissan was occupied by a male, female (parents) and four children. All six were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Two juvenile males, 11 and 8, suffered serious injuries. A juvenile female, 9, suffered minor bruises and an 18-month old female suffered serious injuries. Rivera was transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He was found to be intoxicated and subsequently charged.
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