Woman and baby killed in crash with suspected drunk driver on Gulf Freeway

- A 20-year-old driver, Veronica Rivas who is charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter in the deaths of a mother and 3-month-old baby appeared in court.

Rivas is accused of driving drunk on the Gulf Freeway Tuesday night, striking a vehicle--killing Shayla Edwards and her infant son - Braylan.

Court documents show Rivas had a BAC of .21--nearly three times the legal limit, at the time of the crash. She's been released from jail on a $30,000 bond.


The Harris County Sheriff's Office says charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash that left a mother and child dead early Wednesday morning.


Veronica Rivas, 20, has been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter.

Investigators say that a woman and a baby were killed in a tragic crash with a suspected drunk driver on Gulf Freeway. Police say the crash occurred right after 3:40 am this morning on the feeder road near El Dorado.

Officers said they found an adult female and a baby inside the car, and they were pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver and the passenger of the SUV were transported to a local hospital and are expected to survive, police said.

Police say that the driver of the SUV that struck the woman's car showed "signs of intoxication" so a blood draw was performed at the hospital. The 20-year-old driver of the SUV and a 17-year-old passenger are expected to survive.



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