Woman charged after 3 killed in major New Year's crash in northwest Harris County, deputies say

CYPRESS, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman is charged with intoxication manslaughter for a crash that killed three people on New Year's Day in northwest Harris County, investigators say.

Jennifer Velasquez was arrested Friday morning and booked into jail, records show.

According to court documents, the 32-year-old told deputies she drank five beers and two fireball shots before the crash.

Investigators say she was driving a Rav4 at 90 mph in a 45 mph zone when she hit a red Toyota Sienna on Barker Cypress Road at Barkers Branch. The Sienna failed to yield while turning left and was hit by the Rav4, authorities say.

Three of the six total people inside the Sienna were ejected during the crash, deputies said. Two of them were pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies said they were not wearing seatbelts.

ORIGINAL REPORT: 3 killed, 4 injured in major New Year's crash in northwest Harris County
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