Sarah Gay, 26, faces two counts of manslaughter, and remains hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Houston police.
The Harris County Forensic Science Institute identified the two victims who died in the crash as LaQuenta Housley, 20, and Andrew Griffin, 31.
The crash happened around 12:35 a.m. on December 19 on the North Freeway near the White Oak exit.
Police say Gay was drunk and driving north on the southbound lane of the North Freeway when she hit two cars. Griffin was driving one of the cars. He and Housley, his passenger, died at the scene.
Gay and the driver of the second car, both were hospitalized. Both are expected to survive.
Housley’s family is distraught and angry.
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“This is hard. It’s hard for me because I’ll never get my baby back,” Housley’s mother, Rosalyn Collins, said in tears. “If you see a person getting drunk, don’t continue to feed them.”
Patrick Collins, Housley’s stepfather, said: “Something has to be done about these drunk drivers. How can you go wrong on the freeway? It doesn’t make any sense. Someone needs to be. do something about this,” said Patrick Collins, Housley’s stepfather.
Last year, 963 people were killed in drunk driving crashes, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. More than 2,100 people were seriously injured.
Housley’s family is determined to find out where Gay is said to be underserved.
“I don’t even blame her, but who let her drink so much,” Housley’s sister, LaQuita Collins, said.
The family has set up a GoFundMe to help raise money for House’s funeral expenses.
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https://abc13.com/houston-crime-north-freeway-crash-wrong-way-mom-charged/11368766/ The family of LaQuenta Housley, killed in a drunk driving crash on the North Freeway, is devastated and angry at the loss