HOUSTON – A third person has died because of a street-racing crash in Houston over the weekend, and the man accused of driving the car is now facing three manslaughter charges. He appeared in court Wednesday.
Harris County deputies said 22-year-old Andrew Mock has been charged in connection with the crash that happened about 9:30 p.m. Sunday on the Northwest Freeway near West Little York Road.
Mock’s lawyer requested his bail be reduced from $80,000 to $15,000. The judge denied the request and added bail conditions if he bails out of jail, including no driving, no drugs, no firearms, and a curfew while wearing an ankle monitor.
According to deputies, said Mock was driving a yellow 2018 Chevrolet Camaro westbound at a high rate of speed when he struck the left-rear of a black 2017 Chevrolet Malibu with the right-front of his Camaro. Deputies said the collision caused the Malibu to travel off of the roadway and onto a sidewalk, which was occupied by pedestrians. The Malibu struck several pedestrians who were standing on the sidewalk, deputies said.
One witness, Keaton Odorisio, said it was over in an instant.
“There was honestly not too much we could do until paramedics arrived, just our prayers go out to them and their families,” Odorisio said.
Investigators said 35-year-old Roger Glover was one of the people killed in the crash. Glover’s family has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for funeral expenses.
Deputies said two teen boys were also injured in the crash and flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital Downtown. On Monday morning, deputies confirmed that 16-year-old DeCarerick Kennedy and his brother 14-year-old Faybian Hoisington died. The family said they were brothers; DeCarerick died Sunday night and Faybian died Monday evening, according to the family. The boys’ mother was devastated and said that the boys were walking distance from their grandmother’s house and was on their way home after watching the car meet.
“It’s so senseless... so senseless... It has to be stopped. Because just like it happened to my family, it could happen to anybody else,” Sherkeitha Kennedy, the teens’ mother, said.
The family has set up a GoFundMe Page for the mother who was laid off during the pandemic.
Initially, officials said there was a car meet-up by K1 Speed Car earlier Sunday where deputies were at the location working the event prior to the fatal accident. Investigators said they believe that once the event ended, people from the event were part of the crowd that was formed during the street-racing incident, officials said.
The crash remains under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division.
If convicted, Mock faces more than 60 years in prison. He is being held in jail on an $80,000 bond.
Note: The video below is from an earlier report.