09/11/2015 // JusticeNewsFlash // (press release)
Texas – A jury has found a woman charged in connection with the death of a Harris County deputy guilty of intoxication manslaughter. Click2Houston reported that investigators say the woman, Kelly Jo Ivey, was under the influence of drugs at the time of the fatal head-on collision that killed Deputy Jesse Valdez III on October 29, 2014.
Ivey was reportedly traveling westbound when her SUV struck Valdez’s patrol car after crossing into his lane of traffic. The impact resulted in Valdez’s vehicle spinning out of control and into a roadside drainage ditch.
Jason Crooks, who lives near the site of the crash stated of the accident “When I saw how bad he really was, it was he probably wasn't going to make it… I just pleaded with him to keep fighting. It was real emotional. It's a tough thing to live with still.”
Ivey was charged with intoxication manslaughter of a peace officer and possession of a controlled substance following the crash.
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Source: Click2Houston News Story http://www.click2houston.com/news/woman-found-guilty-in-crash-that-killed-harris-county-deputy/35204860