Houston Texans (KTRK) – A driver is facing multiple charges, including murder, after a one-year-old girl was killed in a rollover accident on the Northern Highway and three other children were hospitalized.
Deidrian Under Baker, 33, is charged with murder and two counts of drunken assault. It is unclear if Baker was the father of the child who died. ABC13 has reached out to the Houston Police Department for more information.
Court records show that Baker was out on a $40,000 bond at the time of the accident due to a previous injury to a child under the age of 15.
According to court documents, Baker was under the influence when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving on the 8400 block of I-45 near Memorial Drive Veteran around 10:35 p.m. Sunday.
Original report: 1-year-old killed, 3 siblings injured after car rolls over multiple times in ejection accident on I-45
Video of the aftermath of the crash shows a wrecked black Honda Crosstour surrounded by debris.
A witness told HPD that the Honda somehow lost control, hit the concrete barrier, and then rolled over several times.
Inside the car were seven people in all—four children all siblings, two adult passengers, and the adult driver, who was later identified as Baker.
Two of the children were ejected from the vehicle, according to the Health and Safety Department. Police said a one-year-old girl was killed and a three-year-old boy and a 29-year-old man were in critical condition.
Investigators said the other two children — a 10-year-old boy and a 5-year-old boy — were taken to hospital with minor injuries. Police said Baker and a 31-year-old woman – the children’s mother – were not injured.
Baker was arrested at the scene and a field sobriety test was conducted, police said. Investigators determined he was drunk and he was later imprisoned and charged.
Investigators said none of the children were properly restrained. There was reportedly one car seat inside the car, but it was in the trunk.
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