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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday January 2nd, 2019 :: 10:32 a.m. CST


Investigators Charge Father with Murder; After Driving While Intoxicated and Causing Fatal Accident.

Vehicular Crimes investigators charged a father with murder after operating a vehicle while intoxicated and causing a fatality accident that claimed his daughter’s life.

On Monday, December 31, 2018, at approximately 2030 hours, Jorge Ledezma a, was operating a blue 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe eastbound in the 14200 block of Crosby Freeway.

Carrillo Ubaldo was operating a black 2004 Ford Expedition northbound in the 7200 block of the E Sam Houston Parkway northbound feeder Rd.

Ledezma disregarded a traffic control device, entered the intersection, and collided with Ubaldo.

11-year old Vanessa Ledezma was seated in the passenger’s side rear seat of the Chevrolet at the time of the crash.

Vanessa Ledezma was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, via Life Flight, where she was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Ledezma was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he showed signs of impairment and was arrested and charged with Felony Murder.

Two other family members of Ledezma that were in the vehicle were not injured in the crash.

Ledezma is currently being held under a no bond.

This case is currently under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division.

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

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Non-emergencies: 713-221-6000

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