Houston, TX (October 6, 2021) - A 17-year-old valet driver has been charged with one count of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury and three counts of murder in a fatal traffic accident in Houston. The wreck occurred at 5800 Fairdale Lane near Bering Drive at approximately 10:30 p.m. on the evening of Friday, October 1.
The three victims were also valet workers who were on the job at the time, according to information from Houston police. Reports show that the 17-year-old male who caused the crash was spotted by police doing donuts in a white Infiniti G37 in a parking lot in the 6300 block of Fairdale Lane.
Authorities said that they tried to stop him, but he took off and soon lost control of the customer’s vehicle he was driving. The Infiniti G37 then struck three young men who were outside, also working as valet drivers at the nearby Prospect Park Sports Bar. The vehicle then flipped over and struck an object before coming to a full stop.
It was determined by police that the at-fault driver was not intoxicated at the time of the wreck. The victims were identified as Nick Rodriguez, 18-year-old Fnan Measho, and 22-year-old Eric Orduna.
A 16-year-old valet driver riding in the car with the at-fault driver at the time of the wreck was severely injured. He was reported to have had several surgeries at the hospital in an attempt to save his life. The accused driver also remains in the hospital with serious injuries.
Police in Houston continue to investigate the details of the fatal incident. No further information is available to report at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family members of Fnan Measho, Nick Rodriguez, and Eric Orduna. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this fatal accident in Houston.
Fatal Traffic Accidents in Houston
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