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Juan Alvarez and son Juan Alvarez, Jr., 9, die in crash after Jose Trinidad Rivera, 41, runs red light in North Houston, Texas
Modified Date:Wed, 04/08/2015 - 4:13pm
Accident Date:Saturday, September 6, 2014
A father and son died and two other family members were injured after an alleged drunk driver ran a red light and crashed into their Suburban in north Houston early Saturday morning.
The driver and front-seat passenger in the Suburban, identified as Juan Alvarez and his 9-year-old son, Juan Alvarez Jr., died at the scene, authorities and relatives of the family said. Two others in the SUV, Alvarez's wife and 3-year old son, were taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital for treatment.
Juan Alvarez and his son Juan Alvarez Jr. died at the scene. The man's wife Elizabeth and 3-year-old son Ian survived the crash. They were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital "We're told that their injuries are not expected to be life-threatening but the mother has some severe leg trauma," said Sgt. S. Wolverton of the Harris County Sheriff's Department. The toddler barely suffered a scratch, quite possibly because of what he was riding in. "(He) was secured in a safety seat," Sgt. Wolverton said, "while still secured in a safety seat was hanging out of the vehicle."
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A father and son died and two other family members were injured after an alleged drunk driver crashed into their Suburban. The crash is said to have occurred after the driver of a pick-up truck ran a red light. The two other occupants of the Suburban, a Elizabeth Alvarez and 3-year old son, Ian Alvarez, are in the hospital. The pickup driver, Jose Trinidad Rivera, 41, was charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter along with one county of intoxication assault, according to court records.
Topics:Children/Minors Involved, DWI - DUI - Alcohol or Drug Use, Car Seats, Side Collision, Red Light/Stop Sign
Juan Alvarez, Jr.
Jose Trinidad Rivera
City:North Houston, TX
County:Harris County, TX