Fatal Car Crash in Southwest Houston End in Charges Against One Driver

Fatal Car Crash in Southwest Houston End in Charges Against One Driver A fatal car crash at 3 a.m. on August 4 in southwest Houston ended in the death of one driver and charges against another as allegedly responsible for the death. The two-car crash between a PT Cruiser and a Honda Civic took place on the West Sam Houston Parkway South frontage road, near Harwin Drive. The driver of the Civic – whose identity is pending – died in a fiery explosion, reports Houston’s Fox News affiliate.

According to the police report, a Chrysler PT Cruiser was speeding on the West Sam Houston Parkway South. Its driver was driving erratically,and then passed through a red light on Harwin Drive. The driver of the Cruiser then slammed into a Honda Civic, which was moving west on Harwin Drive, according to the news source.

In a gruesome turn, the Civic broke apart and exploded as a result of the crash’s impact. Moreover, the woman who drove the Civic burned in the explosion, the news outlet reports. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences will be completing an autopsy of the woman to determine her identity.

Twenty two-year-old Jonathan Lacier Davis, the driver of the PT Cruiser, was allegedly driving while intoxicated. He was charged with the death of the Civic’s driver, and with intoxication manslaughter. His passenger, a woman, was eventually reported to be in stable condition, according to the website, at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas experienced a drop in the number of motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2009, compared to 2008. The death toll was 3,089 – and this was an 11.16 percent decrease from 2008’s 3,477 deaths. There were 1.34 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled overall.