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Investigators Charge Father In Fatal Car Accident
News Release
Thursday, November 08, 2018

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at approximately 1:25 pm.,30-year old Fernando Vicente Carcamo, was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox eastbound in the middle lane in the 2400 block of West Mount Houston at a high rate of speed.

Carcamo’s sons, 8-year-old Kristopher and 5-year-old Jacob, were unrestrained occupants in the vehicle.

At approximately the same time, a 2014 Ram 5500 truck was stopped in the outside eastbound lane and a 2002 International 4300 flatbed truck was stopped in the middle eastbound lane in the 2400 block of West Mount Houston near the intersection of Rosslyn Rd. due to a red traffic signal.

Carcamo’s vehicle failed to drive in a single lane while traveling well above the posted speed limit.

The defendant's vehicle struck the rear of the Ram then rotated clockwise and struck the right front quarter panel of the International.

Carcamo and his 5 year old son were transported to the hospital with severe injuries.

The eight year old was found with no signs of life on the scene.

The Harris County District Attorney's Office accepted the charges of manslaughter and aggravated assault.

Previous information at the scene of the crash erroneously stated that Carcamo was intoxicated; investigators now believe the signs and symptoms of impairment were related to medication given to him on scene by EMS personnel.

Subsequent testing revealed Carcamo's blood alcohol content was well below the legal requirement.

This case is currently being investigated by the Vehicular Crimes Division of the Harris County Sheriff's Office.





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