Traffic Accidents

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    July 28, 2014

    2014 Fantasy Crime League: Final Standings, Season Awards

    After much debate and conjecture, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell weighed all the evidence, circumstantial and (presumably) visual, and handed down the punishment: Ray Rice would be suspended for the first two games of the 2014 season for his part in a violent incident with his then-fiancée/now-wif ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    One Person Died in Smuggling Operation Involving Houston Woman

    A Houston woman who allegedly got into a car crash escaping the Border Patrol admitted this week to a federal judge that she was helping smuggle 9 undocumented immigrants. One person died as a result of the crash. Karin Aguilar-Melgor, 22, was the driver of a pickup that carried the group, court re ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Living on the Edge: Why is Intexticated Driving the Thing In Texas?

    Drivers in Texas who tempt fate by texting and driving are likely to be non-white and educated. At least that's what the data from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute bears out. The study, released today and reported on by the Texas Tribune, surveyed 3,000 drivers and showed that nearly half of ... More >>

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    March 31, 2014

    Fantasy Crime League Update: Chris Culliver Gets The 49ers On The Board In A Big Way!

    If you're outside the city of San Francisco, and you know the name of San Francisco 49er defensive back Chris Culliver, it's probably for one thing. Back during Media Day, prior to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Culliver did an impromptu interview with comedian Artie Lange where they discussed a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Public's Help Needed in Finding Suspect in Fatal Hit-and-Run

    It's a parent's worst nightmare: Your teen heads out of the house never to return. A Cypress Lakes High School student was killed this week, her 14-year-old body struck by a hit-and-run driver, and Harris County Sheriff's are looking for the public's help in nailing whoever did this. To make matt ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014
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    January 14, 2014

    Man Refuses Treatment After Motorcycle Accident, Dies Later of Head Injuries

    If there was ever a cautionary tale about the dangers of ignoring injures after an automobile accident, this is it. An unidentified motorcycle rider, 65, was involved in an accident with a BMW on the service road of Interstate 45 South at about 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, January 8. The male victim had min ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    UPDATED Bicyclist Dies Three Days After Hit-and-Run in the Montrose

    UPDATE: The victim has been identified by her boyfriend as Chelsea Norman. He tells us Norman clocked out of work at Whole Foods at 10:17 pm Dec. 1, and was likely hit between 10:20-10:35 pm, while riding home. She was found lying face up in the bike lane, with her bike 20-30 feet from her, in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Dear Drivers: Why Would You Not Wear a Seat Belt? Seriously, I'm Asking!

    Yesterday, a Texas A&M football player and two other passengers of an SUV on a long road trip back to texas died when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it rolled multiple times on the side of the highway. The driver suffered only minor injuries. The difference for him was that he was the on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Aresha Griffin, Passenger Victim Of DWI, Bayou Body Count No. 169

    A 22-year-old passenger was killed when the driver of the car she was in sideswiped a cop car and crashed into a tree early Sunday, Houston police say. Aresha Griffin was killed in the 9100 block of Richmond a little after 2:30 a.m. Sunday, HPD says. Toccarra Victoria Dubose, 28, faces manslaughte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Why Houston Artist Jeremy Choate Really Died (Wear Helmets, For Crissake!)

    Last Sunday, after the din of sirens had quieted, and after one of Houston's most recognized artists, Jeremy Choate, had died following a horrific traffic accident along Studemont, the public conversation turned to the woman who had apparently caused the accident. Where had she fled to? Had she been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Laura Botkin: Opera Singer Killed in Second Fatal Traffic Accident for Houston's Art Scene This Week

    Still reeling from the death of local artist Jeremy Choate, Houston's fine-arts scene was reeling again with word of a promising opera singer dead from a Lubbock car crash. Laura Beth Botkin, 27, died late Sunday when the vehicle in which she was a passenger was hit by a truck driving the wrong way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Double Cruelty: Two Cars Hit, Kill Pedestrian, Both Drive On & Offer No Help

    Houston police are looking for not just one, but two vehicles involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash in the pre-dawn hours today. HPD says a 41-year-old man, whose identity has not been released pending notification of family members, was trying to cross the 500 block of West Tidwell about 5:35 a.m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Skyler Hawk Clark, 20, Bayou Body Count No. 88

    A Sinton man initially thought to have died in a traffic accident instead was killed by a gunshot wound to the head, Houston police say. Skyler Hawk Clark, 20, was found unresponsive in a pick-up near 100 West Rittenhouse about 1:15 a.m. June 16, HPD says. "he scene was originally believed to be a ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    May 29, 2012

    Unidentified Woman, 76, in Hit and Run, Bayou Body Count No. 71

    An unidentified 76-year-old woman was killed when a vehicle struck her in the 6700 block of Ranchester in southwest Houston around 7:45 p.m. Sunday night. She was pronounced dead after being rushed to Ben Taub Hospital. According to police, the woman was hit by a man driving a green Toyota Camry. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Unidentified Female, 26, Killed by 20-Year-Old Alleged Drunk Driver, Bayou Body Count No. 51

    One passenger was killed and another critically injured in a one-car accident caused by a 20-year-old driver who police say was drunk early Sunday morning. Carla Lopez has been charged with intoxication assault and intoxication manslaughter, and is in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    William Johnson: Drunk When He Caused Five-Car Fatal Accident, Cop Say; Bayou Body Count No. 43

    A drunk driver killed a 43-year-old man when he ran a red light and triggered a five-car pile-up, Houston police say William Thomas Johnson, 48, was driving his GMC Sierra pickup on the northbound Eastex Freeway service road when he ran a red light at Tidwell about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Houston po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    DUI Suspect Jason Murray: District Clerk Ticketed for Accident, Crashes Into Car Driving Away

    How not to leave an accident scene: Troubled Galveston County District Clerk Jason Murray was ticketed by League City police after he rear-ended a truck March 28. He then got in his car and, as newly suspicious officers noticed he was driving erratically, he rammed into a second vehicle. He has be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Houston: Only Two U.S. Cities Have More Dangerous Drivers

    As you head out for your commute, keep this cheery thought in mind: You are about to hand your life over to some of the most dangerous people around: other Houstonian drivers. Space City drivers are the third-most dangerous in the nation, according to another one of those pseudoscientific studies b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    2012 Starts Out Deadly on Houston's Roads

    Drive better, Houston. The first two days of 2012 saw four fatal traffic accidents, three of them on or near the Loop. Two occurred in the early morning hours of January 1, meaning they were probably New Year's Eve-related, but still: That's way too much dying going on. The deaths included a drun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Unidentified Female Killed By Alleged Drunk Driver, Bayou Body Count No. 116

    HPDJonathan Lacier Davis: Suspected of DWI in fatal accident.​A woman driving a Honda Civic was killed about 3 a.m. today when an allegedly drunk driver ran a red light and smashed into her. Jonathan Lacier Davis, 22, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. He was driving a PT Cruise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Police Looking For Driver In Hit-And-Run Fatality

    Not the Dodge Magnum in question​Police are looking for a "blue Dodge Magnum with large chrome wheels" that was invloved in a fatal hit-and-run on the northside last night. A 32-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, was struck in the 8000 block of Homestead Road about 8:30 p.m., p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Unidentified Robber Crushed by Pursuing Car, Bayou Body Count No. 107

    Robbery gone wrong​A man who tried to rob a northside business this morning was pursued and killed when he ran into traffic, Houston police say. The unidentified robbery suspect died about 9:45 a.m. after running from a store in the 100 block of Little York. The owner of the business chased ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    RIP Ryan Dunn: 15 Car Crash Songs​Rocks Off has always been a Jackass fan. The exploits of Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O and the recently deceased Ryan Dunn may not be for everyone, but we've always maintained it's better to be a willing participant in mayhem and physical abuse than not (*cough* America's Fun ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    HPD's Most Wanted Hit-And-Run Driver Of The Year

    Kevin Will: HPD is looking for the driver who started a tragic chain of events​If you're a hit-and-run driver, it's a given the police are looking for you. But when you're the hit-and-run driver whose crash ended with a Houston cop being killed while he was investigating it, then the cops are ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Rodrigo Caballero Cisneros, 30, Bayou Body Count No. 75

    HPDNefi Cruz tried to escape on foot.​A drunk driver ran a red light and killed another man early Saturday morning, police say. Nefi Cruz, 22, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in the death of Rodrigo Caballero Cisneros, 30, in the incident that happened about 2 a.m. at the inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 76

    HPDMichelle Alcocer: Brother killed in crash​A Houston woman has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with a one-vehicle crash early Sunday that killed her brother and injured a toddler and infant. Michelle Alcocer, 22, was driving a Chevy Tahoe at a high rate of speed no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    I-45 in Harris County: Most Teen Car Crashes in Texas

    Road higher insurance rates.​There's nothing like being a teen behind the wheel in summer. You've got your music blasting, you at least imagine the top's down, and the world is yours. Plus, if you're in Harris County, you have the added excitement of crashing at almost any moment. ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    Ann O'Donnell: UH Cop Had Cocaine in Her System at Time of Fatal Crash

    Ann O'Donnell: Cop had cocaine in her system.​Ann O'Donnell, the first UH cop to die on duty, had cocaine in her system when she crashed her car into a tree in a front yard of North MacGregor last year, the university has announced. UH said the report from the Harris County Medical Examiner s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Unidentified Male, 20, Bayou Body Count No. 38

    Traffic​Houston roads are never the safest places and there have been several recent traffic fatalities as proof. Tuesday night, around 10:50 p.m., the unidentified male victim, 20, ran a red light in his Ford Taurus in the 6700 block of the West Sam Houston Parkway North service road. A blac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Unidentified Male, 30-35, Bayou Body Count No. 34

    Man killed in fatal traffic accident.​HPD is investigating a fatal traffic accident at 4400 South MacGregor Way around 7:25 p.m. Friday, March 18. The victim, a 30 to 35-year-old male, is currently unidentified. According to the incident report, the victim was driving a tan Jeep Wrangler east ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Unidentified Male, 53, Bayou Body Count No. 28

    HPDCarlton Eberle was drunk and hit a pedestrian, HPD says​A man has been charged with DWI and causing an accident involving injury in relation to a car crash that killed a 53-year-old man on the far west side. Carlton Jay Eberle, 25, was drunk and driving in the 1700 block of Highway 6 about ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Deylan Braxton, 27, Bayou Body Count No. 11

    Drunk driving leads to a death, police say​A late-night traffic accident near downtown has resulted in intoxication manslaughter charges against the driver, Houston police say. Deylan Braxton, 27, was in the backseat of a silver BMW traveling southbound on Dowling when the driver, Jason Deran ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Houston Musician Mean Gene Kelton Killed In Car Accident

    Mean Gene Kelton & the Die Hards on Facebook​Longtime Houston musician "Mean" Gene Kelton, whose band the Die Hards has been a fixture at biker rallies and ice houses around the area for almost 20 years, was killed in a car accident Tuesday evening. The following update was posted on Kelton's ... More >>

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    December 24, 2010

    Ann O'Donnell: UH Police Lose An Officer In The Line Of Duty

    Photo courtesy UHPDAnn O'Donnell: UH police officer killed​It's a sad day at the University of Houston Department of Public Safety, which for the first time has lost an officer in the line of duty. Ann O'Donnell, who had been with UH Department of Public Safety a little over a year, was kille ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Theodore Jones, 31, Bayou Body Count No. 260

    Man killed, his infant survives​Police say a woman was intoxicated, possibly on prescription drugs, when she drove into and killed a man who was standing with his seven-month-old son at a bus stop.Theodore Jones, 31, was killed. His son, Seth, who was in a stroller, was taken to the hospital with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Metro Cops Will Be Getting Ticket-Happy Downtown

    Metro police will be watching​Metro has announced a project to reduce bus accidents, and it involves cracking down on drivers in those downtown diamond lanes that everybody ignores.Metro "will be looking for drivers who are violating the diamond-lane traffic laws," the agency announced. Drivers re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Unidentified Male, 47, Bayou Body Count No. 142

    No seatbelts and drinking -- not a good combination​Being drunk and not wearing a seatbelt is generally not a good idea while driving.And a Houston man faces intoxication manslaughter charges after he crashed his car on the West Loop North early Saturday, killing his passenger.Louis M. Morones, Jr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    John Goodman, Bazillionaire Polo Patron, Finally Arrested In Connection With Fatal February Crash

    Trouble in criminal and civil court looms for Goodman​It only took about three months, but John Goodman, the Houston-bred multi-millionaire playboy air conditioning heir and Palm Beach polo patron, is finally behind bars. Daybreak found him in the Palm Beach County jail on $100,000 bond, facing ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2010

    Supers: Short Films Inspired by Heroes

    The Aurora showcases an international club of superheroes

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    May 4, 2010

    Unidentified Homeless Man, Bayou Body Count No. 97

    Some driver was a long way from the road​A homeless man thought he had a safe shelter set up about 200 feet off Almeda Road. He probably never saw the car coming that killed him.Houston police say a hit-and-run driver left the roadway and traveled the 200 feet to the homeless man's encampment abou ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Crash Reports

    Running a red light and killing someone does not automatically mean you're in trouble in Harris County.

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    September 3, 2009
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    July 24, 2009

    A Cool, Calm Discussion Of Possible Racism In The Fire Department

     You know what the Houston Fire Department racism mess needed? Some more stirring of the pot.Luckily, we have city councilwoman Jolanda Jones, who is a Sheila Jackson Lee in training when it comes to publicity, and Jeff Caynon, head of one of the local firefighters' unions, who also knows how t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Life On The Rodeo Road: "The Steer Stopped And Run A Horn Through My Face"

    Name: Lee GravesAge: 37Hometown: Calgary, AlbertaEvent: Steer WrestlingI got into rodeo because I was raised around horses my whole life. I got involved with some neighbors who roped and stuff, and that's about it. I was playing a lot of hockey at the time, and I was probably like 12 when I really s ... More >>

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    May 6, 2008

    Disco Kroger Gets SexyAttacked

    Roving local flash-mob, hit and run graffiti boogie lords SexyAttack recently hit up the infamous “disco Kroger” on Montrose. Ironically, the management at this most oontz-oontzy, dance-friendly of supermarkets was not amused. Check out the video after the jump.

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