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Woman was drinking from vodka bottle before crash that injured 4, deputies say

HOUSTON – A woman was driving an SUV that caused a major crash Friday night was drinking from a vodka bottle prior to the crash, deputies said.

The crash was reported about 7:45 p.m. near the intersection of Greenhouse and Morton roads.

According to Harris County deputies, the 35-year-old woman was traveling northbound on Greenhouse with five children in the SUV when she ran a red light, hit a car and then slammed into a tree.

The woman and two of the children -- ages 5 and 13 -- were seriously injured and flown to a hospital for treatment. The driver of the car was also hospitalized.

Deputies said the five children in the woman’s SUV told investigators that she was drinking from a vodka bottle before the crash.

The woman also admitted to drinking alcohol before the crash, according to investigators.

Deputies said charges against the woman are pending. Her identity was not immediately released by investigators.


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