Teen killed by drunk driver in Missouri City was about to graduate high school; Hear his parents’ warning

‘Senseless and careless people [are] getting behind the wheels of cars,’ the teen’s father said.

MISSOURI CITY, Texas – The parents of a Hightower High School senior say they are heartbroken after their teenage son was reportedly hit and killed by a drunk driver in Missouri City last week.

Carl Spivey III was an 18-year-old graduating senior who, his parents say, had high hopes for the future.

Carl Spivey III, 18, was killed by a drunk driver in Missouri City, according to police. (Photo courtesy, The Spivey family) (Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Father, Carl Spivey II, said the incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12 on Lake Olympia Parkway.

“It was a huge blow. It hurt. Total disbelief, shock,” his father said. “My body went numb. Couldn’t believe it. Still don’t want to believe it, still hoping it’s not true.”

Carl played both basketball and football for his school.

“He touched a lot of people at a young age,” the teen’s mother, Tatiana Murphy, added.

Carl’s father says police told them an intoxicated woman was behind the wheel of the car responsible for their son’s death. Officials also reported finding a minor, along with alcoholic beverages in the vehicle following the incident, according to the family.

Court documents show that Ashley Maslak has been charged with Carl’s murder.

Maslak is expected to appear in court April 25.

Funeral services for the beloved teen will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Word of Restoration International Church located at 7620 FM 521 Road in Rosharon.

About the Author:

Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.