CROWLEY, TX – A 12-year-old girl is dead after a woman had her ride on top of her car because she didn’t want the girl’s wet bathing suit messing up the car’s upholstery.
Kisha Young, 38, spent June 17 getting drunk at the Creekside Community Pool with the victim’s mother and their six children between the ages of 8 and 14.
When the group left the pool, Young had the kids ride on top of her Chevy Malibu because their bathing suits were wet.
While taking the 1-minute drive home, four of the children fell off the car as Young drove around a corner. Neither Young or the victim’s mother were aware their load had lightened until some teenagers flagged down their car at the end of the street.
Three of the children were treated at the hospital and later released, but 12-year-old Octavia Watkins was admitted with severe head injuries. She never regained consciousness and was removed from life support last Wednesday.
“She was totally unconscious the whole time, so that was my main concern,” said Albert Garcia who found Watkins in the street. “I know the mom didn’t do this on purpose. She was trying to have fun. But she needed to think this through a little bit more.”
Young was charged with intoxication assault and faces charges of injury to a child and DWI with a child. She’s been released from jail on $110,000 bond. Police say Watkins’ mother may also face charges.
Texas Child Protective Services has removed the other five children from both mothers and have placed them with relatives. A CPS investigation is also underway about future custody of the children.Tags: alcohol, Child Endangerment, Crime, Drunk Driving, DUI, Kisha Young, Octavia Watkins, Texas