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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday July 25th, 2018 :: 09:04 a.m. CDT


HCSO Traffic Investigators Charge 17 Year Old with Two Counts Of Intoxication Manslaughter.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Unit has charged a local teen with two counts of intoxication manslaughter.

On 07/25/2018 at approximately 0025 hours, Jarrad Clayton Smith, 17, was operating his 2008 Nissan Altima southbound in the 18300 block of Timber Forest with passengers Salma Gomez, 16, and 16-year-old Chloe Robison in the vehicle.

Smith travelling at a high rate of speed , and failed to drive in a single lane and left the roadway traveling southeast into the center median of the roadway rotating counter clockwise.

The right side of the Smith’s vehicle struck a tree and the force of the collision caused the vehicle to break in two.

The front portion of the vehicle then rotated clockwise coming to a controlled rest in the median.

The rear portion of the vehicle continued to rotate southeast striking another tree in the median.

The back right passenger of the vehicle (Robison) died at the scene due to injuries sustained in the collision.

The front right passenger (Gomez) was transported to Memorial Hermann northeast where she died due to injuries sustained in the collision.

The defendant was transported to Houston Northwest Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries and arrested on two counts of Intoxication Manslaughter.

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

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Non-emergencies: 713-221-6000

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