Two innocent people killed by suspected drunk driver
BROOKSHIRE, TX (KTRK) --
Two innocent people were killed by a suspected drunk driver. They were
just driving along, in the middle of a Sunday afternoon when the suspect
plowed into their vehicles.
The deadly crash happened Sunday along FM 359 near Stenzel Road, just north of Brookshire.
Several of the victims were rushed Memorial Hermann Hospital in Katy
with broken bones, fractures and bruises, and two of the victims are
still recovering there. Family members are devastated.
Sturm was a 69-year-old father and grandfather, and he was one of two
drivers killed in a tragic crash that had a stretch of FM 359 in
Brookshire shut down for several hours on Sunday.
say Everardo Venegas Laureano, 29, is the suspected drunk driver who
crashed into two Suburbans, killing Sturm and another driver -- Martin
Smith Ullrich, 62, of Houston.
Sturm's family members tell
Eyewitness News that he and his wife Leda were returning home from
celebrating her birthday when the crash happened.
say Laureano was erratically driving his 2007 Dodge pickup on the
southbound side of FM 359 when he hit a curve and crossed the center
Eyewitnesses told investigators Laureano first crashed
into Sturm's truck, and then collided with Ullrich's Suburban. Three
passengers riding with the two victims were rushed to Memorial Hermann
Hospital in Katy.
Family members say Leda Sturm suffered a
broken knee cap and lacerations to the wrist. Troopers say Ullrich's
passenger, Laura Sullivan, has leg, face and chest injuries. A 17-year
old is being treated for bruises.
As for the accused drunk
driver, Laureano has been booked in Waller County Jail. He's been
charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and three counts of
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