A man was captured on camera drinking and driving before he crashed his car, killing three fellow passengers, including his girlfriend.
The rather reckless situation was livestreamed on Facebook to 47-year-old Camilo Morejon’s profile as the man drove through Jersey Village in northwest Houston, Texas early on Sunday morning, October 25.
Before the crash, Mr. Morejon can be seen drinking from a bottle of what appears to be beer while bragging, ‘I drive better when I drink.’ His girlfriend is also seen drinking in the Facebook Live video
Shortly after the video ends, Morejon’s car, a silver Honda rammed into a pickup truck killing the three other occupants of his own car and leaving the pickup driver fighting for his life.
The Harris County District Attorney has charged Morejon with three counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault.
Harris County prosecutor, Sean Teare said the Facebook live video showed him being behind the wheel and drinking beer.
‘It’s very rare that we see actions of the defendant that close in time to a horrific crash like that but it’s what happens, it’s what goes on moments before lives are lost,’ Teare said.
‘We’ve had four crashes in 24 hours that will contribute to seven deaths possibly, all of which are going to be charged,’ Teare said.
Investigators say they are also looking at a number of bars that may have sold alcohol to Morejon to see if they might have possibly played a role in the crash.
‘We believe there are probably three or four bars that are around the area we believe they were and we are in the process today of going to those locations determining which ones were contributing factors to this crash,’ Teare said.
The dead passengers have been identified as his girlfriend Leosveyka Gonzalez, Pedro Martinez and Massel Rodriguez.
Morejon is also currently in serious condition in the hospital along with the driver of the pickup, Ricardo Rodriguez-Tamayo. If convicted of the charges he faces, he could be jailed for up to 80 years according to Click2Houston.