HOUSTON – The Harris County District Legal professional has filed three costs of intoxication manslaughter and one rely of intoxication assault towards Camilo Morejon, 47.
These costs will likely be upgraded if the driving force of the pickup truck doesn’t survive.
Prosecutors mentioned Morejon was behind the wheel Sunday morning when he crashed his silver Honda right into a black pickup truck. Prosecutors mentioned three passengers in his automotive have been killed, together with his girlfriend. The motive force of the black pickup truck was despatched to the hospital in severe situation.
Harris County prosecutor Sean Teare mentioned a Fb reside video posted to Morejon’s account proper earlier than the crash of him being behind the wheel whereas consuming beer.
He mentioned in Spanish that he drives higher when he drinks.
The video time-stamped at 7:47 a.m. and the time of the crash round 7:53 a.m.
“It’s very rare that we see actions of the defendant that close in time to a horrific crash like that but it’s what happens it’s what goes on moments before lives are lost,” Teare mentioned.
The deadly crash was caught on digicam. Surveillance video exhibits the silver Honda dashing by earlier than hitting the black pickup.
“We’ve had four crashes in 24 hours that will contribute to seven deaths possibly, all of which are going to be charged,” Teare mentioned.
Investigators are additionally taking a look at a number of after-hours bars close by that will have served Morejon alcohol and in the event that they by some means performed a job within the lethal crash.
“We believe there are probably thee or four bars that are around the area we believe they were and we are in the process today of going to those locations determining which ones were contributing factors to this crash,” Teare mentioned.
The motive force of the pickup truck continues to be preventing for his life. We’re nonetheless working to verify the victims’ identities. Morejon is in severe situation.
If convicted of these costs he faces 80 years behind bars.
Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston – All rights reserved.