Woman charged with murder after killing two children in drunk driving accident
A woman faces manslaughter after two children were killed in a drunk car accident in Irving, Texas.
Crystal Suniga, 30-years-old, now faces manslaughter after driving drunk Sunday, that killed two of her children and injured two more. Police say that Suniga lost control of her vehicle that struck into two parked vehicles that killed her two children and injured two more near Gilbert Elementary School on East Pioneer Drive in Irving.
Four of Suniga's children were with her in the vehicle.
Two of Suniga's children died at the scene of the crash. Police had identified them as 10-year-old Ricardo Hernandez and 14-year-old Angel Reyes.
Two of her other children survived the crash. Her sixteen year old son and her daughter, of unknown age, were also involved in the crash. The extent of their injury are unknown, but believed to be non life-threatening.
Another son, 16, and a daughter whose age was not known were also injured in the crash. The extent of their injuries were not immediately known but they were not believed to life-threatening.
According to police reports, Suniga suffered minor injuries and was taken to the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.
Suniga was tested on a blood-alchol test and was at a level of 0.18 content; more than twice the legal limit in Texas. said Police spokesman. Suniga was booked to the Dallas County Jail on Sunday. No bond has yet been set for Suniga.
Suniha now faces one count of intoxication, two counts of injury to a child and two counts of intoxication manslaughter.
The two boys who died in the intoxicated car accident attended Gilbert Elementary School and Austin Middle school. Grief counselors were able to be reached for students at each location on Monday, said Leslie Weaver, a spokeswoman for the Irving Independent School District.
Source: CBS News "Cops: Texas mom charged in drunken driving crash that killed 2 children". Staff, September 28, 2014