Drunk-driver dies in wreck at 3200 Federal Road

Date of Occurance: 1/18/2015 6:00:00 AM
Type of Case: Death Due to Traffic
Case #: HC150008780
Location: 3200 Federal Road
Complainant: Rigoberto Velazquez Sandoval
Suspect/Defendant: N/A
Notification of Next of Kin: No
Person Notified: N/A
Date and Time: 1/17/2015 10:45:00 PM
Approved for Release: M. Dunn
Title: Accident Investigator
Details: On Saturday, January 17, 2015, Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a Major Motor Vehicle Crash in the 3200 block of Federal Road in the Washburn Tunnel. During the investigation it was determined that Complainant Rigoberto Velazquez Sandoval was traveling southbound in the 3200 block of Federal Road in a white 1994 GMC Sierra. Complainant Sandoval failed to drive in a single marked lane and entered into the northbound lane in the 3200 block of Federal Road. Entering into the northbound lane Complainant Sandoval’s vehicle struck a grey 2013 Ford truck’s left side mirror with its left side mirror. Complainant Sandoval’s vehicle continued into the northbound lane where it struck the front left of a different 2013 Ford truck with its front left. During the crash Complainant Sandoval sustained serious bodily injuries, which ultimately caused his death. Complainant Sandoval had the distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his mouth and open containers of beer where located in his vehicle. One of the occupants in the second Ford truck sustained a head injury and was transported to local hospital. This crash remains under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Traffic Enforcement Division.

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