A Houston Independent School District Teacher, Who Is A National Cheer Association Coach Has Been Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter After Deadly Accident Involving Alcohol!
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash that occurred on the Southwest Freeway at 1:15 a.m. April 16, 2016, according to the Houston Police Department.
Randy Carvajal, a 38-year old teacher at Crespo Elementary School and National Cheer Association Champion coach at Biron Elite Cheer has been charged with intoxicated manslaughter (Level F2), in the 232nd State District Court in Harris County, Texas.
According to Houston Police Department spokeswoman Jodi Silva, “a black Mercedes C240, which appeared to be disabled in the middle of the [4400 Southwest Freeway] freeway, was struck by a grey Toyota Corolla.
“The driver of the Toyota got out of his vehicle and was standing next to the driver side door of the Mercedes when a Fiat 500, driven by Carvajal, struck the Toyota and its pedestrian driver,” Silva stated.
According to HPD; Carvajal told responding HPD officers that he was “coming from a friend’s house, did not think he was intoxicated, and the accident was not his fault.”
“Mr. Carvajal failed a field sobriety test and a blood draw.” Silva added!
Paramedics transported the victim to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The male victim has been identified as Karaca Necmettin, 26 years old.
Carvajal was taken into custody at the scene, HPD determined him to be impaired and subsequently charged.
“Mr. Carvajal is an employee of HISD,” Ashley Anthony, spokeswoman for H.I.S.D. confirmed to About Magazine. HISD was unable to release any other details relating to Carvajal.
If convicted, Carvajal could face two to twenty years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.