UPDATED Road Rage Leads to Death of Woman Sunday
Update: The 2-year-old son of a woman killed Sunday in a fit of road rage has died from injuries he sustained in the same accident.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office reports that Alejandro "A.J." Vercher and his mother, Tania M. Vercher, were killed after their vehicle was hit by a man trying to run his wife off the road. Charges are pending against the driver, Emil McMahon, pending toxicology results.
An ugly road rage incident Sunday morning led to the killing of a woman and injury of her young son on FM 1943 near Garth Road.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office says charging are pending against a man who maneuvered "his pickup tuck to interfere with a second vehicle driven by his wife," when he collided with a third vehicle. Charges were pending "the results of tests on his blood, which was drawn at LBJ hospital, where he was treated for injuries. His wife apparently did not sustain serious injuries," according to an HCSO press release.
The release also states that the son of the Baytown woman who was killed was in critical condition at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.
HCSO investigators said "the main tried to run his wife off the road while they were eastbound. His pickup then entered the westbound lane and hit the Baytown woman's car. His vehicle burst into flames. The man apparently had been trying to force his wife off the road as part of a dispute between them."
The victims' identities were not released.
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