POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 18200 South Park View Drive

May 24, 2021 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash at 18200 South Park View Drive about 11:35 p.m. last Friday (May 21).

The suspect, Estefania Vianey Franco (H/f, 24), is charged with intoxication manslaughter in the 176th State District Court.  A booking photo of Franco is attached to this news release.

The identity of the deceased male victim, 25, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant P. Pham and Officer V. Nguyen reported:

Franco was driving a gray Honda Civic eastbound at the above address when she lost control on a curve, went into the median and struck a tree.  Paramedics pronounced her male passenger deceased at the scene. 

Franco was transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  She was determined to be intoxicated, was subsequently charged and taken to jail.

Estefania Vianey Franco
Estefania Vianey Franco

JFC/VHS  5-24-21
Inc #068050621-D


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