• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: November 2018

Dad charged with manslaughter after DWI crash kills son

HOUSTON (November 8, 2018)- A father accused of a drunk driving with his two sons in a SUV caused a deadly crash in northwest Houston.

The father has been identified as Fernando Carcamo, 30, who picked up his children from school Wednesday afternoon.

According to crash investigators, the accident occurred around 1:40 p.m. in the 2400 block of West Mount Houston. Carcamo was driving a 2007 Chevrolet. Carcamo sped through a red light, collided into a wrecker, then spun around and crashed into the back of anther tow truck. The car was totaled from the crash.

Carcamo’s sons, an 8-year-old in the front seat and a 5-year-old in the back, did not have their seatbelts on at the time of the crash. The eldest died at the scene. The younger son suffered a traumatic head and neck injury. Carcamo was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The court has charged him with manslaughter and aggravated assault causing bodily injury. According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, “there’s evidence that he was intoxicated at the time of this fatal accident, so we are pursuing a murder charge.” Carcamo bond has been set at $60,000.

If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, it is important to contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call (713) 987-7111 or to discuss your truck accident injury case.

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Source: ABC 13

About the Author

Hank Stout is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Hank earned his doctor of jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law and has been actively trying personal injury cases for over ten years. He was recognized by Thompson Reuters as a Rising Star from 2012-2014 and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas). He has earned a Superb rating by Avvo, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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