Four Counts of Intoxication Manslaughter in Fatal Crash
A man has been arrested and is facing four counts of intoxication manslaughter for his involvement in an accident that killed two adults and two children.
According to authorities, Ronald Cooper, 68, was traveling westbound on Highway 105 near the Conroe Fire Station. Cooper was alongside another car by Roland Sedlmeier, 49. Also in the vehicle were Melinda Sedlmeier, 42; Harley Sedlmeier, 6; and Sofie Sedlmeier, 4. Cooper’s vehicle struck that of the Sedlmeier family, causing their car to spin out of control into eastbound traffic. The family’s vehicle was struck by an eastbound blue Jeep.
Two teenagers aged 17 and 15 suffered minor injuries in the crash and were treated and released at an area hospital.
Cooper also had minor injuries at the hospital. Blood tests revealed that he was legally intoxicated and he was arrested.
Cooper’s family contends that Cooper does not drink and is instead on medication to treat a blood clot that makes him disoriented but that he had not taken it prior to the accident.
The accident is still currently under investigation.
The tragedy of losing a loved one, or even worse, several loved ones in a single accident seems almost unthinkable. Picking up the pieces after such a devastating loss often will leave a family needing to turn to someone for answers and help in order to simply cope.
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