Two Children Tragically Lost Their Lives In A DUI Accident
When someone gets behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, they are not only endangering their own lives; they are risking the lives of those who are with them as well. When the lives risked or lost in a DUI crash are children, the situation can be especially tragic.
The Houston Chronicle recently reported on its website that a woman from North Carolina is suspected of DUI and several additional charges after the vehicle she was driving left the road and crashed. With her at the time were two children, aged five and six years of age, who died in the crash.
According to a statement issued by Sgt. Christopher Knox with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, on the night of Saturday, April 25th, 40-year-old Amanda Lynn Davis was driving her vehicle heading northbound on Russell Road in Durham. Davis lost control of her vehicle, left the road, and crashed first into a brick column and then into a tree before catching fire.
The two children, 5-year-old Ayden Ramirez and 6-year old Ronnie Ramirez Jr., were riding in the backseat of the car at the time of the crash. Both children were reported to have died at the scene.
Davis also suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. She was later charged with driving while intoxicated and careless and reckless driving. Authorities say that she is facing additional charges related to the deaths of the two children.
Sgt. Knox also told reporters that investigators believe that both alcohol and impairment are believed to have had a role in the fatal crash. The accident is still under investigation.
Our sincere condolences go out to the Ramirez family for their tragic loss at this time.