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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Monday March 12th, 2018 :: 08:54 a.m. CDT


UPDATE: HCSO Vehicular Crimes Investigators Charge Man With Murder. (Mug Shot Attached)

On Sunday, March 11, 2018, Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division responded to a multiple vehicle accident in the 8900 block of the E Sam Houston Parkway at West road around 1:00 P.M.

Investigators say that a 26-year-old male identified as Elmer Quintanilla, his 25-year-old wife and three children ages 13 months, 5 years old and 6 years old were traveling in a 2013 GMC Sierra pickup truck at a high rate of speed.

Quintanilla attempted to exit the West Road Toll Plaza, lost control and rear ended a late model Acura being driven by a white male subject.

The Acura rolled, striking a large brick sign, the single male driver was pronounced deceased on scene.

Quintanilla then struck a female driver who was attempting to exit a private drive of a church on to the feeder.

The female was transported to Cy Fair Hospital in good condition.

The truck finally stopped after hitting three unoccupied vehicles in the parking lot.

Quintanilla, his wife and all three children were transported to local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Traffic investigators have determined that Quintanilla was driving while intoxicated and had children under the age of 15 in the vehicle, a felony.

He will now be charged with the murder of the male subject who was killed, because he caused the death of the male while in commission of another felony.

Harris County Sheriff's Office
1200 Baker St
Houston, TX 77002

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 713-221-6000

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