Accused drunk driver allegedly kills mother, injures her daughter

An accused drunk driver allegedly killed a mother and critically wounded her daughter in an accident in Montgomery County.

January 21, 2011 6:15:16 AM PST
An accused drunk driver is facing multiple charges for a crash that killed a woman and injured her daughter as they were on their way to work. The accident happened around 4am Thursday in front of a fire station in Porter in Montgomery County. An state trooper said Clayton Sievertson was driving his truck the wrong way on FM 494 and slammed head on into a car stopped at a light. The 43-year-old woman in the passenger seat, Alicia Sanchez, died. Her 20-year old-daughter, Daysy Silvestre, was left critically injured.

An investigator said Sievertson took off running. A helicopter and police dog tracked him down in the woods four hours later.

The trooper also said a man who had been drinking with the suspect, drove up on the crash scene.

"He had participated in drinking alcohol in one of the local bars. He was dropped off by the suspect at one bar and the suspect left to go home. As he was driving his vehicle to go home is when he saw the accident," said Trooper Eric Burse Texas Department Of Public Safety.

Burse said there was a strong odor of alcohol on the suspect.

Sievertson, 36, faces charges of intoxication manslaughter, manslaughter, intoxication assault and failure to stop and render aid. He is being held on $500,000 bond.