Man charged after baby dies, 4 others injured in rollover crash on North Freeway

Deadrian Aundre Baker, 33 (HPD)

HOUSTON – A man has been charged after a rollover crash where a 1-year-old girl died and four others were injured in north Houston Sunday, according to court documents.

Deadrian Aundre Baker, 33, has been charged with murder and two counts of intoxicated assault. Court documents say the suspect was operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, a narcotic, and cannabis before a single-vehicle crash that killed the toddler and injured others, including the baby’s siblings.

Emergency crews responded to a crash in the 7900 block of the North Freeway near Little York Road around 10:34 p.m.

According to HPD, Baker was driving a Honda Crosstour southbound on the North Freeway main lanes and lost control, causing the vehicle to hit the center median and flip several times. Two child siblings were ejected from the vehicle and a 29-year-old man sustained significant injuries, investigators said. All three were transported to the hospital, where the 1-year-old was pronounced dead.

The man and a 3-year-old boy were listed in critical condition, according to HPD. Officers said two of the victim’s siblings, boys ages 5 and 10, were transported by ambulance with minor injuries.

In total, police said three adults -- including the victim’s mother -- and four children were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash, and none of the kids were wearing restraints. Investigators said they did find a car seat in the vehicle’s trunk.

Court documents revealed that Baker claimed he was not the operator of the vehicle and that the mother of the victim was. Witnesses said they saw Baker operating the vehicle and he was detained by police while trying to walk away from the scene of the crash. He was subsequently jailed and charged in the crash.

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