Montgomery County – A Conroe woman is behind bars charged with murder and two counts of intoxicated assault after allegedly causing a crash that resulted in the death of one woman and the injury of two others.
According to authorities, Miriam Nohemi Hamilton was driving on FM 1484 near Miller Road on March 23 when she crashed head-on into the vehicle of Crystal Ann Walker, 44.
Walker, a mother of four, died on the scene.
Walker’s mother and sister were severely injured but survived the crash and her son walked away with just minor injuries.
“Day by day, it gets easier. That’s just what I keep telling myself,” said her daughter Sarah Walker.
Sarah describes her mom as a people person who got along with everyone and had a special relationship with her kids.
“I was really close to my mom. She was like my best friend,” said Sarah.
Hamilton is being held at the Montgomery County jail. Her attorney told KPRC 2 she never intended to hurt anyone.
“She is grieving very hard. She is in a lot of emotional pain,” said attorney Benton Baker.
According to authorities, she was out on probation for intoxicated driving and has two previous driving while intoxicated charges.
“She has an absolute right to respond to these allegations,” Baker said.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office is looking into the case.
“It’s horrible for everyone that’s involved and we very much value what the families of the deceased and the victims have to say and what they want to see done in this cases but we also have an obligation as part of law enforcement, as prosecutors to protect the public and see that justice is done,” said Andrew James an Assistant District Attorney and chief prosecutor of vehicular crimes.
Hamilton’s next court appearance is set for August 24.