Intoxication manslaughter charges have been filed against a woman who crashed her vehicle, killing a six-year-old passenger and injuring five others, Houston police say.
Liliana Yamileth Zuniga, 26, was driving on the North Loop near the North Freeway shortly before midnight Saturday when she lost control of her Ford Explorer and hit the concrete median, police say.
The six-year-old child, Blanca Herrera Lopez, was ejected from the vehicle and died. Five other passengers were taken to the hospital.
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