Deadly hit-and-run leaves one dead, four injured at FM 1960 / Hwy. 290 intersection

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CYPRESS TEXAS — According to Harris County Sheriff’s Office reports an intoxicated driver collided with a vehicle at the intersection of FM 1960 and Highway 290, which would cause the death of one and send four more to a hospital with injuries, on Saturday morning (March 2, 2019) at approximately 9:20 a.m.

According to the report, Jaramie Doucet was traveling north bound on 1960 before the intersection of Hwy 290, and was traveling well above the speed limit and also failed to control his speed by never applying his brakes, while traffic in front of him was slowing for the red light.

Doucet struck the rear of the vehicle driven by Tina Searcy, causing a chain reaction of crashes, which ultimately caused a total of six vehicles to be involved in the crash. Tina’s daughter, Jennifer, was a passenger in her vehicle.

After the collision, Doucet ran from the scene and was later caught and detained by a patrol deputy and brought back to the scene. It was later found that Doucet was intoxicated at the time of the crash, according to the reports.

A total of five people went to the hospital due to the crash.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office accepted a charge of Intoxication Assault on the Defendant on the day of the crash.

On March 3, 2019, Jennifer Searcy, 37, was pronounced deceased while at Memorial Hermann Hospital at 9:32 p.m.

The District Attorney’s Office has since changed the charge to Intoxication Manslaughter and has now accepted a charge for failure to stop and render aid.

This case remains open and under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division.

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