Texas mother killed, 10-year-old son critically injured in crash after driver runs crimson mild fleeing police
A Texas mother was killed and her 10-year-old son was critically injured on Monday after a driver ran a crimson mild whereas making an attempt to flee police and crashed into their car, authorities stated.
The crash occurred on the intersection of Garland Avenue and Miller Highway round 3:30 p.m., the Garland Police Division stated.
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Karla Rico, 28, and her son had been touring by way of the intersection when their silver Toyota was struck by a black Honda Accord pushed by 37-year-old Bobby Lee Murphy, of Oklahoma, police stated.
Rico died on the scene whereas her son was rushed to a hospital, the place he stays in important situation. A second car was additionally struck and that driver suffered minor accidents, police stated.
“This can be a tragedy, that is one thing that actually hits residence, an harmless particular person misplaced their life,” Garland Police Lt. Pedro Barineau instructed FOX4 Dallas-Fort Price.
Within the moments main as much as the deadly crash, police stated Murphy had fled from a visitors cease and officers had been in pursuit.
An officer had earlier pulled over Murphy, who was within the Accord with two passengers, for a visitors violation and located proof of narcotics within the car, police stated. Earlier than the officer might examine additional, police stated Murphy sped off.
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Officers chased Murphy, who continued to hurry in an try and evade police, to the intersection, police stated. As Murphy neared the intersection with out displaying any indicators of slowing down, an officer activated his overhead lights and siren in an try and alert different drivers to the potential hazard.
“However as soon as once more, this automotive was driving so quick, it was inside seconds he went by way of the intersection,” Barineau instructed the station.
Murphy and the 2 passengers had been hospitalized with accidents from the crash. Murphy, who suffered critical accidents, was charged with homicide and evading arrest – inflicting critical bodily damage.