Undocumented Houston Man Weeps In Court After Fatal DUI Crash Involving Own Children

Houston man Elmer Quintanilla has been named as the Texas father charged with murder and DWI Monday after causing a crash that left one man dead Sunday, the Harris County sheriff’s office said.

Deputies were called just after 1 p.m. to the northbound feeder of West Road and Beltway 8 to a report of Quintanilla, 26, driving a pickup truck erratically with his wife and three young children, ages 1, 5 and 6 years old.

Quintanilla was traveling at a high rate of speed in a 2013 GMC Sierra pickup truck when he tried to exit the West Road Toll Plaza, instead losing control and rear-ending a late model Acura. Continue reading