|Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash at 6061 Beverly Hill Street about 4:25 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 15).
The suspect, Tomas Mejia Tol (H/m, 42), is charged with criminal negligent homicide and endangering a child in the 230th State District Court.
The identity of the male victim, 46, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant F. Briones and Officer C. Cisneros reported:
Mejia Tol allowed his 12-year-old daughter to drive a black Ford Explorer in an apartment complex parking lot at the above address. The child (driver) began to pull forward from a parking space as a man was walking with his dogs through the parking lot. When the child pressed the accelerator pedal, the Ford moved forward at a high rate of speed, struck the man, one of his dogs and then a tree. Paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim deceased. The dog was also pronounced deceased.
Mejia Tol was detained and subsequently charged in the incident.
Tomas Mejia Tol