Charges against suspect in 6-car crash upgraded after 1 victim dies
HOUSTON – One of the four people injured Saturday in a multi-vehicle crash in northwest Houston has died, deputies said.
Jeramie Doucet, 32, was charged with two counts of intoxication assault following the crash that happened near FM 1960 and Highway 290. One of the charges was upgraded to intoxication manslaughter after one of the victims died, deputies said Monday.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office said Doucet was driving his Mercedes at a high rate of speed when he slammed into an SUV that then hit four other vehicles. Four people from those vehicles were taken to hospitals, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.
Doucet attempted to leave the scene but was apprehended, Gonzalez said. Alcohol played a role in the crash, he said.
Another of the victims was listed in critical condition. The other two victims suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.
Doucet appeared in court Sunday where his bond was set at $5,000.
The fact that its 11am and alcohol could be a factor, is a sad reality. Seems to be the norm these days. We refuse to accept this and will continue to advance the work of our regional traffic safety task force to try and curb this.— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) March 2, 2019
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