Two children, Kirsten Draper, 9, and Koby Draper, 15, died in a drunk driving incident in Liberty Hill, Texas. Law enforcement believes that the accident occurred at about 9 PM off of Highway 183. Police believe that John Alvarado was driving a Ford F-150 when he hit a Nissan. The Nissan was attempting to turn onto Saratoga Springs Drive when the Ford rear-ended it. Alvarado was charged with intoxication manslaughter when two of the four children in the Nissan died from their injuries. The two other children, Kody and Kristopher, as well as the mother, Kirsten Draper, who was the driver, were hospitalized and are currently in critical condition. Alvarado is also believed to have been driving with a suspended license.
Reports coming out of Corpus Christi, Texas state that a motorcyclist died in a vehicle accident. According to law enforcement, the accident occurred at about 10 PM on South Padre Island Drive East, near Airline Road. The accident involved not just the motorcycle but another car as well. Police believe that the motorcyclist was driving at too high speeds and collided with a Chevrolet Tahoe that was on the road. The motorcyclist hit the car with such a force that he sustained fatal injuries.
Reports coming out of San Antonio, Texas state that there were two fatalities in a vehicle accident. Law enforcement believes that the accident occurred on Loop 410 at about 2:30 PM. Police state that a driver of a truck lost control of the vehicle near the Cherry Ridge entrance. This caused the truck to hit the concrete pillar on the road. Two people died at the scene of the accident while another person was hospitalized with severe burns and is critically injured. It is not known yet as to what the exact cause of the accident was, or why the driver lost control of the vehicle.
Reports coming out of El Paso, Texas state that a man suffered a critical head injury in a motorcycle accident. According to law enforcement, the accident occurred at about 7:30 PM at the intersection between Trowbridge and Gateway North. Police believe that the motorcyclist ran a red light and collided with a Tahoe vehicle that was heading east. Though the motorcyclist was only slightly injured, his passenger suffered more grievous injuries. The driver of the car was not injured. Police believe that the cause of the collision was the motorcyclist running a red light at the intersection.
Reports coming out of Harris County state that Kyle Dawkins was killed in a drunk driving motorcycle accident. According to law enforcement, the accident occurred on East Freeway near Beltway 8. William Scott was driving east on the highway when he rear-ended Dawkins's motorcycle. Police believe that Scott was intoxicated while driving and he will be charged with intoxication manslaughter.
Reports coming out of Mabank, Texas state that Richard Davey was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident. According to law enforcement, the accident occurred at about 2 PM, when Davey was riding his motorcycle northwards on Texas Highway 198. A car that was heading down East Jeter Street failed to yield the right of way and crashed into Davey. According to police reports, the driver of the car was an unlicensed minor who was driving with a learner's permit. The passenger was a licensed adult.
Reports coming out of New Braunfels, Texas state that four people were injured in a car accident. Police believe that the accident occurred at around 3 AM on Loop 337 and River Road. A Toyota Avalon was driving on that street when a Jeep Wrangler attempted to turn in front of it. Two people from the Toyota and two people from the Jeep were taken to the hospital. They are believed to not have serious injuries.
Reports coming out of Galveston, Texas state that Rosalinda Bruno died in a car accident. Law enforcement believes that the accident occurred at about 11:30 PM at 40th Street along Sewall Boulevard. Bruno's car, a Dodge Journey, was parked on the seawall. Police state that Gerado Flores, who was driving a Chevrolet Impala was driving the wrong way along the boulevard (westbound in eastbound lanes). Flores drifted over into the parking lane and hit Bruno's car with such force that both cars flew off the seawall. Bruno died from the injuries she sustained in the accident, while Flores was taken to the hospital, though not with life-threatening injuries. Flores was also charged with manslaughter.
Corey Burris Byrnes, 18, was involved in a fatal car accident in San Antonio, Texas. He was in the backseat of the car when the accident occurred. According to reports, he was pronounced dead at the scene. There were four other people, including the driver, who were taken to the hospital. The cause of the accident is unknown. All five in the car were students at Trinity University in San Antonio.
Reports coming out of Austin, Texas state that a 25 year old woman was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident. Law enforcement believe that the accident occurred at the intersection between RM 2222 and Vaught Ranch Road at about 7 AM. Police believe that the motorcycle was traveling east when a Subaru that was travelling west made a left turn on Vaught Ranch Road. The motorcyclist did not slow down or stop and collided with the car. Police believe that the driver of the car did not see the motorcyclist.