Accused Drunk Driver Charged With Killing His Daughter

Drunk Driver
Photo credit Harris County Sheriff’s Office
By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

HOUSTON (KRLD) - An accused drunk driver in the Houston area is being charged with murder in the death of his 11-year-old daughter.

Harris County deputies say Jorge Ledezma was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe eastbound along Crosby Freeway on Monday, while Carrillo Ubaldo was driving a Ford Expedition northbound in the 7200 block of the E Sam Houston Parkway northbound feeder Rd. 

Investigators say Ledezma ignored a traffic light and smashed into Ubaldo's SUV. Ledezma's 11-year-old daughter, Vanessa, was in the passenger's seat of her father's SUV and was care-flighted to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where she died. 

Jorge Ledezma was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he showed signs of impairment and was arrested and charged with murder. Two other family members of Ledezma who were in the vehicle were not injured in the crash.

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