Archive for May 30th, 2012

Casimiro Campos charged with felony murder for DWI accident

Casimiro Campos stands charged with his fifth Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) offense in connection with a crash that killed a 46-year old woman. Campos, 64, was first charged with drunk driving in Harris County more than 20 years ago, the racked up another 3 additional DWI charges. On Thursday May 24th Campos was charged with felony murder in the death of Amelia Perez. The crash happened May 23rd on South Post Oak at around 2:00p.m.  Amelia Perez was riding in the front passenger seat of Campos’ SUV. While other drivers involved in the accident were moving their vehicles into a nearby parking lot, Campos’ Chevrolet Suburban accelerated and crashed into a convenience store building. Campos then drove along the side of the building before leaving the parking lot and hitting the concrete bank of a drainage ditch on Anderson Road. Ms. Perez was thrown through the windshield of the Suburban: she died later at Memorial Hermann Hospital. The Houston Chronicle’s article is hereChannel 13’s story is here.

Casimiro Campos

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Strack Intermediate students mourn loss of Ana Sanchez to car accident

The end of the school year with the prospect of the summer vacation ahead would usually be a happy time for students at Strack Intermediate School, but today was spent mourning the loss of 14-year old Ana Sanchez who was hit by a car and killed on Monday. Ana and her friend Mauricio Mendez, who was riding a bike, were on Louetta near Kuykendahl in the Spring area when a black-colored Dodge Charger sedan hit the two teenagers. Ana, a seventh grader at Strack, was pronounced dead at the scene. Mauricio was rushed to hospital. Before classes started at Strack this morning, staff and students held a moments silence in Ana’s honor. Many students wore blue colored clothing, the color Ana was wearing when she died. Students and staff are signing a school yearbook to give to Ana’s family. Detectives investigating the crash say they believe the driver of the black Dodge, who has not been identified in press reports, was intoxicated at the time he hit the teenagers: results of a blood test have not yet been released and no charges have been filed against the driver. Harris County Sheriff’s deputies said they received several calls of someone driving erratically on Louetta prior to the crash. Ana Sanchez’ family said Ana’s organs were donated: hopefully another family will gain some hope from this tragedy. Channel 2’s story is here.

14-year old Ana Sanchez was killed Monday when she was struck by a Dodge Charger on Louetta