Texas: cops say Lourdes Lopez took her car load of kids for drunken joy ride; ended in crash with 4 sent to hospital


HOUSTON — Charges were pending Sunday evening against a suspected drunk driver who police said caused a crash that sent four children to the hospital.
It happened in the early morning hours at the intersection of Fry Road and the Interstate- 10 feeder in west Houston.
Authorities said 22-year-old Lourdes Lopez was driving north on Fry and ran the light. That’s when her Jeep SUV was t-boned by an eastbound pickup truck.
The impact ejected a 12-year-old boy from the Jeep. Three other children ranging in age from 1 to 9 were also badly hurt.
The children were transported by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Lopez and a 45-year-old man who was riding in the front passenger seat were being treated for non life-threatening injuries. …MORE