Archive for March, 2014

Danny Sandoval charged with DWI after fatal crash on 610 Loop in Houston

24-year old Danny Sandoval has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated in connection with a fatal crash on Houston’s East 610 Loop.  The wreck happened around 3:20 a.m. on Saturday March 22nd.  A 23-year old woman driving a Honda Civic northbound struck a concrete wall, after which the Honda went back into the travel lanes.  Danny Sandoval’s Jeep Wrangler then struck the Honda, killing the woman driving and injuring a 23-year old male passenger in the Honda.  Sandoval, who was not injured in the collision, was questioned and then arrested.

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Sara Martinez victim of dog attack on San Pedro in Houston

75-year old Sara Martinez is recovering from bite puncture wounds after she was attacked from behind by a dog while walking in the 3600 block of San Pedro in Houston. Ms. Martinez was on her way home around 1:40 p.m. when she felt the bite to the back of her leg and saw blood. An ambulance transported her to the hospital. The victim’s daughter Sandra Martinez said the attack was unexpected and totally unprovoked. According to Channel 11’s report of the incident, a young boy lured the dog away after the attack; the child’s family later gave up the dog to animal control. The boy’s father said that it was just a stray dog that they were keeping around.

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Sara Martinez (75) recovering at home

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The dog being surrendered to animal control

Tyler Schlegel charged in alleged street racing accident in The Woodlands

Tyler Schlegel (17) is facing charges of evading arrest, racing on a highway causing serious bodily injury and accident causing serious bodily injury after police say the teen engaged another driver in a drag race that turned into a serious car accident.

KHOU reports the teens had just left a movie (ironically, the movie was Need for Speed) when Schlegel, driving a 2014 Ford Mustang, and another unnamed teen driving a white-colored BMW 3-series sedan, began racing on Gosling Road in The Woodlands. At some point the two vehicles made contact, causing the BMW to lose control and leave the roadway, hitting an Entergy electrical box and then a tree. Carlos Cardoza, a passenger in the BMW, was able to extract himself from the passenger seat of the wrecked Mustang and run to a nearby Shell gas station for help.

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BMW wrecked in the accident

Schlegel allegedly fled the scene of the crash and parked his Mustang at a nearby fast food restaurant then returned on foot, where he was identified by bystanders as the other driver. Apparently Schlegel then took off on foot when approached by officers, but was apprehended after a brief foot chase.  Cardoza reportedly suffered an arm injury, the condition of the driver of the BMW (who had to be cut from the car) was not reported.

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Omar Jaramillo victim of suspected drunk driver

Friends and family are mourning the senseless loss of Omar Jaramillo, victim of a suspected drunk driver.  Mr. Jaramillo was killed when his red Corvette was struck on the driver’s side by a Chevy Trailblazer SUV driven by Craig Welch.  The wreck happened at around 12:15 a.m. Sunday morning at the intersection of FM 1960 and West Lake Houston Parkway.  Mr. Jaramillo’s mother Irene was a passenger in the Corvette; she was injured and was transported to hospital. Deputies took 23-year old Craig Welch into custody and is facing a charge of intoxication manslaughter; Welch’s bond was set at $30,000 and Harris County public records indicate he is not presently in custody.

Omar Jaramillo’s Facebook page shows a young man with many friends and a passion for cars. KHOU’s story is here.

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