Three people, including a 4-year-old girl, were killed in a pair of crashes caused by drunken drivers early Saturday, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.
The two drivers, Idania Sagastisado and Lakedra Denise Franklin, were charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with the crashes, which happened between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. about 15 miles apart in northwest Houston, sheriff’s Lt. John Legg said.
Sagastisado, 26, was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Texas 249 near Louetta when her vehicle hit the car carrying the girl and her father, Legg said. The man tried to swerve, he said, but the collision was almost head-on.
The girl was taken to a hospital, where she died, Legg said. Her father, whose identity has not been released, died at the scene of the crash.
Sagastisado, who pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in 2005, was hospitalized in serious but stable condition, Legg said.
Franklin, 25, struck a vehicle head-on while driving on Kuykendahl near Dominion Park Drive. The crash killed the lone occupant of the other vehicle, who was identified only as a woman in her mid-20s.
Franklin, who was not seriously injured, was being held in the Harris County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail.