CYPRESS — On Sunday (Aug. 12, 2018) at or about 3:30 a.m., Rafael Escobar was operating a 2014 GMC Sierra, eastbound through the 13400 block of FM 529, in the left lane of travel.

The unnamed complainant was operating a 2006 Buick Lacrosse, westbound through the 13400 block of FM 529, in the middle lane of travel. Escobar failed to drive in a single marked lane of traffic, drifting into the opposing lanes of traffic (westbound lanes of traffic).

Escobar crashed his GMC head on into the complainant’s Buick. After maximum engagement both vehicle rotated counter clockwise before coming to rest.


The complainant’s vehicle came to rest in the westbound lanes facing southwest. Escobar’s vehicle came to rest in the westbound lanes facing northeast. Both the complainant and Escobar were transported to Cy-Fair Hospital for treatment.

The complainant died at the hospital from injuries sustained from this collisions.

Escobar sustained non-life threatening injuries, but was admitted to the hospital for further treatment. Escobar was found to be intoxicated and changed with intoxication manslaughter and will be booked into the Harris County Detention Facility when he is released from the hospital.

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

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