Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 8600 Westpark Drive
Houston Police Dept
|Charges have been filed against a suspect
arrested in a fatal crash at 8600 Westpark Drive about 5 p.m. on Sunday (May
The suspect, Edy Lopez-Hernandez (H/m, 27) , is charged with intoxication
assault and failure to stop and render aid in the 184th State District
Court. A booking photo of Lopez-Hernandez is attached to this news
The identity of the female victim, 17, is pending verification by the Harris
County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant M. Warhol and Officer W. Smith
The driver of a white Nissan Altima was stopped at a stop light on
Westpark waiting to make a left turn onto Dunvale.
Lopez-Hernandez was driving a gray Ford Mustang at a high rate of
speed on Westpark, failed to control his speed and struck the rear of the
Altima. A female back seat passenger (victim) was killed on
impact. After the crash, Lopez-Hernandez exited the vehicle with his
two-year-old son and fled the scene on foot northbound on Dunvale. A
witness saw Lopez-Hernandez fleeing, stopped him at the intersection of
Pagewood and Dunvale, and told him he needed to go back to the scene.
Lopez-Hernandez returned to the scene and was detained by responding HPD
patrol officers. He was transported to an area hospital where he was
determined to be under the influence of narcotics and subsequently
charged. The two-year-old boy was transported to Memorial Hermann
Southwest Hospital where he was treated and released to family
The 65-year-old male driver of the Altima was transported to an area
hospital in critical condition. One other juvenile female (13)
passenger in the Altima was transported to an area hospital with broken bones
and is expected to survive her injuries.
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