A 54-year-old man has been charged with causing the deaths of two people in a horrific wrong-way car accident on the Grand Parkway last December.
Prosecutors say Charles Glaze faces two counts of manslaughter for causing the accident that killed Michael Brown and Linda Fuggiti.
Glaze’s vehicle crossed from the westbound lanes of Highway 99, over the median and into oncoming traffic, striking at least four vehicles on Dec. 12.
“If he had a seizure, as he claimed, he was reckless to be behind the wheel. If he didn’t have a seizure he was still, for whatever reason, incredibly reckless, driving the wrong way on a huge thoroughfare like 99,” said Sean Teare, Chief of Vehicular Crimes with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
The crash left twisted metal and shattered glass across all lanes of the Grand Parkway, near Kuykendahl.
Furthermore, prosecutors say he’s had previous crashes.
“In fact, he’s had a crash before. This one involving numerous cars where he had a seizure and because of that crash, apparently he changed or got a different car, the one that he used in this crash because of additional safety features, meaning he was on notice,” Teare said.
Prosecutors also say Glaze was speeding, driving 95 miles an hour.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said five other people, including Glaze, were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The indictment follows disturbing allegations from 2017 in Montgomery County where Glaze is accused of kidnapping and robbing a woman at a cemetery. Deputies say a woman was visiting her son’s grave site when Glaze attacked her at a cemetery in Tomball.
They say he assaulted her with a Taser and showed her a gun before tying her up with zip ties and a necktie.
The man behind the wheel of the pickup truck has been identified as 54-year-old Charles Glaze, according to sources.
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