Four Vehicle Crash In Weller Kills Pregnant Woman
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has launched a manhunt in search of a hit and run driver who is accused of hitting and killing a pregnant woman and her unborn child.
According to a story appearing on the website for station KHOU Channel 11 in Houston, the fatal crash involved four vehicles and happened on Sunday, September 1st in Weller.
The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Latrice Fredrick. She had stopped her 2001 Buick Century along FM 359 to assist a motorist in a Hyundai who was stranded. Another driver in a 2012 Honda Accord also stopped to help the stranded motorist.
While they were lending a hand, a 2006 white Cadillac CTS that was traveling well above the posted speed limit on the road when he slammed his vehicle into the rear end of Fredrick’s car.
DPS said in a statement that the force of the impact caused a chain reaction crash forcing Fredrick’s Buick into the back of the Honda Accord, which in turn struck the rear end of the stranded Hyundai.
Frederick as transported by Life Flight to Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston. She and her unborn child were later pronounced dead as the result of injuries they suffered in the crash.
Also injured in the crash were Sharon G. Williams, 49, the driver of the Honda and Danesha Williams, 26, the driver of the Hyundai. Both women were transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital. No further information is available regarding the extent of their injuries or current condition.
The driver of the Cadillac is identified as Angel Aviles-Perez, 37, of Sealy.
Apassenger who was in the car with Aviles-Perez at the time of the accident said that he took off on foot. Aviles-Perez is facing the felony charges of manslaughter and failing to stop and render aid in an accident resulting in injury or fatality.
Police have described the suspect as being a Hispanic male between 5’; 5” and 5’ 7” and weighing between 160 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a white T-shirt and jeans at the time of the accident. Anyone with any information is asked to get in touch with the Texas DPS.