Texas: Houston Police Police Officer Carter hit by drunk driver and knocked over wall of freeway to pavement 18 feet below

Houston Police Police Officer Carter hit by drunk driver and knocked over wall of freeway to pavement 18 feet below

Body camera footage from HPD Officer Carter, DWI Taskforce, who was hit by a drunk driver and survived an 18-foot fall off the freeway on July 28, 2017.

Suspect Arrested, Charged In Fatal Crash At 2300 Highway 6

Trento Gilbert Phillips charged with DWI in death of pedestrian on Aug. 6, 2017, Houston Police

August 7, 2017 – Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo reports that charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal auto-pedestrian crash that occurred at 2300 South Highway 6 at 9:50 p.m. on Sunday (August 6).

The suspect, Trenton Gilbert Phillips (b/m, 35), is charged with misdemeanor DWI in Harris County Criminal Court # 1.  A photo of Phillips is attached to this news release.

The identity of the female victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Roque and Officer A. Mares reported:

The suspect, driving a gray Ford Fusion, was traveling through the intersection of Highway 6 and Piping Rock with a green light when the victim stepped out into the street and was struck.  Phillips, as well as a witness in an additional vehicle, pulled over and attempted to render aid to the victim.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  Further investigation determined Phillips was intoxicated and he was then arrested.

Marcos Silva-Astorga Arrested, Charged In Fatal Crash At 2300 South Wayside; Coward Fled after Killing Pedestrian

Marcos Silva-Astorga charged with DWI fatal hit and run Houston Police Aug. 22, 2017

August 22, 2017 – Houston Police report that charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal hit-and-run crash at 2300 South Wayside about 4:10 p.m. on Monday (August 21).

The suspect, Marcos Silva Astorga (H/m, 28), is charged with failure to stop and render aid and felony driving while intoxicated in the 339th State District Court.

A photo of suspect Silva Astorga is attached to this news release.

The identity of the deceased male victim, 57, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant P. Lee and Officer A. Sampson reported:

Silva Astorga was driving a white Nissan ATS northbound on South Wayside in the left turn lane when he suddenly changed lanes and continued into the intersection of the Gulf Freeway service road.  The victim was standing on a narrow median approximately 15 feet from the crosswalk and, as he stepped into the street, he was struck by the Nissan.  The victim landed on a black Honda Accord stopped at a stop light at the intersection.  Silva Astorga fled the scene in his vehicle.

A witness followed the Nissan to the 800 block of 75th Street and flagged down an HPD patrol officer.  Silva Astorga was detained, found to be impaired and subsequently charged.

 

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