Katherine Mable Jones, age 18, who most in the Grangerland area know as Emily Jones was driving eastbound in the 5800 block of Beltway 8 service road near Lee Road at 2:10a.m. Wednesday morning when she was struck by a drunk driver.
The driver Erasmo Ramirez, age 33 was also eastbound at a high rate of speed in his Honda Accord when he struck Emily in her red Chevrolet pickup with such force it caused spinal injury. Ramirez had no headlights.
Emily was flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston where she was put on life support.
Her injuries were described to severe to support life and she was pronounced dead at Herman Hospital.
Ramirez was also transported to the hospital for his minor injuries. He is currently in the Harris County Jail on charges of Intoxicated Assault. According to police these charges will most likely be upgraded to Intoxicated Manslaughter.
Ramirez who lives at 202 Plaza Verde in Houston which is on the southwest corner of Beltway 8 and Interstate 45. Ramirez has a previous conviction of possession of marijuana in 1998 and again in January of 1999. He was then once again arrested in Navarro County for possession of marijuana in November of 2004.
In August of 1996 he was charged with evading arrest after he fled in his vehicle from Houston Police while he was intoxicated. He was charged with both and received 60 days.
Then again on February 27, 2004 he was arrested for DWI 2nd
Again in September of 1997 he was arrested by DPS in Houston for driving while license suspended and served 3 days.
In August of 2000 he was arrested in LaGrange for driving while license suspended
Emily was a senior at Caney Creek High School who was in the Colorguard.