July 15, 2024

07.09.20 Heather Guerra Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter in Crash

2020-33325 – On July 8th at 4:44 p.m., officers responded to a report of a major accident at the intersection of Spur 330 Service Road and West Baker. The crash involved multiple vehicles including a white Nissan Murano SUV. During the initial investigation officers learned that the white SUV was inbound on Spur 330 feeder road at what has been described as a high rate of speed. According to witnesses at the scene, the SUV ran the red light, went through the intersection of Spur 330 and Baker at a high rate of speed, striking a Chevrolet pickup, which caused the pick-up to flip and strike two other vehicles that were stopped at the light. The SUV then veers off and strikes another vehicle before coming to a stop. Because of the crash, four people were airlifted to Hermann Hospital in Houston to be treated for varying injuries. Those airlifted included the driver of the SUV, identified as 23-year-old Heather Guerra of Baytown, a 24-year old male passenger of the SUV, a 5-year-old male passenger of the SUV and the 37 year old male driver of the pick-up. The 5 year old, who is Ms. Guerra’s son, suffered a traumatic head injury because of the crash and despite best efforts to save him; he unfortunately succumbed to those injuries. During the investigation, officers found Ms. Guerra to be in possession of narcotics at the time of the crash but it is unclear if those narcotics played a role in the crash. Baytown Police Accident Reconstruction Unit and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office Vehicular Assault Team responded to the scene and based on evidence and information recovered from the scene, charges of Vehicular Manslaughter have been filed on Ms. Guerra, who remains hospitalized and in critical condition. The 24 year old male passenger of the SUV and the driver of the pick-up are expected to recover from their injuries while the occupants of the other vehicles were uninjured. Baytown Police Accident Reconstruction Unit and the District Attorney’s Vehicular Assault Team continue to investigate to determine to what extent, if any, narcotics or alcohol contributed to the crash.

Lieutenant Steve Dorris

Criminal Investigations Division

City of Baytown Police Department

3200 N. Main

Baytown, Texas 77521

Office: 281-420-6617

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