5 kids involved in crash after woman drinks from vodka bottle

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Saturday, September 12, 2020
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The girls told deputies the woman was drinking from a vodka bottle before the crash, according to HCSO.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman admitted to having alcoholic drinks before striking another vehicle and crashing into a tree, authorities said.

She had five girls in the vehicle, according to Harris County deputies.

It happened in the 3200 block of Greenhouse Road near Morton around 8:40 p.m. Friday.

The 35-year-old woman was driving northbound in a 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe when she ran a red light, deputies said. That's when she crashed into a Toyota Corolla driven by a 56-year-old man on Morton Road.

The Tahoe ended up striking a tree in the median.

The woman, a 13-year-old and the 5-year-old were taken by Life Flight to a hospital and were stable. The man was also stable at a local hospital, deputies said.

The girls told deputies she was drinking from a vodka bottle, and the woman confirmed, according to HSCO.

Deputies said charges were pending.