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Sophia Calhoun, 9, dies in Victoria, Texas after the SUV she was riding in, driven by Yvonne Calhoun, 38, was hit by suspected drunk driver Rodolfo Alvarez, 41

Modified Date: 
Wed, 06/15/2016 - 9:36am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014

South Texas girl killed by suspected drunken driver

The driver of the SUV, 38-year-old Yvonne Calhoun, was hospitalized with a collapsed lung and a broken shoulder. A hospital spokeswoman described her condition as stable. Her relationship to the girl is unclear. 

9-year-old Texas girl killed in crash

He is being held without bond at the Victoria County Jail.

9-year-old girl dies in wreck in Victoria; driver arrested, charged with murder

Maresh administered a series of field sobriety tests, to which Alvarez consented, according to a criminal complaint.

Young girl killed in suspected DWI crash in Victoria

Authorities said he told police he drank three beers before driving and was not aware that he was involved in a wreck. 

Sophia Calhoun, 9, died Sunday, October 19 following a car crash in Victoria, Texas. The SUV Calhoun was riding in, driven by Yvonne Calhoun, 38, was hit by a 41-year-old man suspected of drunk driving. Yvonne Calhoun was taken to the hospital to treat a collapsed lung and a broke shoulder. Rodolfo Alvarez is being held without bond at the Victoria County Jail with charges of DUI, murder, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The 41-year-old man said he drank three beers before getting behind the wheel and didn't know about the accident. 

What every family needs to know about Texas wrongful death claims

When someone is killed in a car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, or other kind of accident, family members left behind must cope with the tragedy as best they can. Many important decisions need to be made, and a wrongful death claim needs to be filed.

In Texas, a claim can be filed only by specific family members, but there are strict requirements and deadlines that must be met. It is critical to talk with a Texas wrongful death attorney to get the information and advice needed to move forward.



Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Yvonne Calhoun
Sophia Calhoun
Rodolfo Alvarez
Houston Highway


The relationship to the young girl...Yvonne was the mother to Sophia

i miss u alot sophia yes we had our ups and downs but just always know that i will always remember u and u will always be my #1 best friend rip sophia i uv and miss su


its been 4 whole years  an i still miss you so much rip princess love an miss you

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