On Sunday morning, Camilo Morejon, 47, was the driver in Texas in a fatal crash, and a Facebook Live video posted to his account just minutes before the accident appeared to show Morejon drinking alcohol.
Morejon was identified by Houston Chronicle as the driver of the vehicle and is suspected of causing the fatal crash at 7:53 a.m. Just northwest of Houston, close to Jersey Village.
In the 12200 blocks of FM529, the accident occurred and it left Morejon in critical condition in hospital. His three passengers, the Chronicle reported, were all killed.
The woman seated in the front passenger seat took the nearly two-minute clip and uploaded it to Morejon’s Facebook at 7:47 a.m.
He is 47 years old.
District Attorney’s Office Said
The Harris County District Attorney’s Office said Morejon’s car was speeding when another vehicle was struck.
According to the Houston Chronicle’s court report, Morejon was driving westbound on FM529 in a 2012 Honda Accord. These records indicate that when he hit a Ford F-150 pickup truck that was traveling eastbound and turning into a gas station, Morejon was traveling at about 90 mph.
The pickup’s driver was hospitalized with a brain bleed and a broken arm and, the Chronicle wrote, is in critical condition. The name of the driver was not released to the press.
Leosveyka Gonzalez, Massel Rodriguez, and Ricardo Rodriguez-Tamayo have been named as the three deceased passengers in Morejon’s vehicle.
Morejon is currently facing three counts of vehicle intoxication manslaughter and one allegation of vehicle intoxication attack, public records reveal.
The Drink And Drive Video Video
The video shows Morejon finishing a bottle of what appears to be Corona beer, which is filmed by the woman in the passenger seat of the car. After that, the woman gets a fresh bottle and drinks from it. Pictures posted to Morejon’s Facebook account seem to suggest that his girlfriend was the woman in the video, Leosveyka Gonzalez.
Morejon can be heard saying in Spanish during the video that he drives faster when he drinks.
Morejon’s breath smelled of alcohol, prosecutors said, according to the Chronicle, and his blood-alcohol level was 0.168.
Investigators have been trying to decide where Morejon obtained the alcohol. Prosecutor Sean Teare of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office told Click2Houston, “We believe there are probably three or four bars that are around the area we believe they were and we are in the process today of going to those locations determining which ones were contributing factors to this crash.” Teare said, “It’s very rare that we see actions of the defendant that close in time to a horrific crash like that but it’s what happens it’s what goes on moments before lives are lost,”
Morejon is due to appear before the tribunal at 9 a.m. Wednesday,. He’s in critical condition, as confirmed by Click2Houston, so it’s unclear if he’s going to show up at the hospital. The outlet estimated that if he is convicted, Morejon could face 80 years in jail.