The Harris County District Attorney today upgraded the charge against Erasmo Ramirez age 33 of 202 Plaza Verde in Houston. Ramirez who was intoxicated at the time that he struck Caney Creek Senior Katherine Mable Jones “Emily” in the rear of her extended cab pickup as she traveled eastbound on Beltway 8 near Lee Road. Investigators believe he was traveling at a high rate of speed with no headlights when his Honda Accord struck her.
Emily was flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston with a severed spine. She was put on life support and passed away yesterday. Her passing did saved several other lives as her organs were donated.
The Harris County District Attorney today upgraded the Intoxicated Assault charge to Intoxicated Manslaughter. He will be arraigned in the 208th District Court Monday morning at 8 a.m.
In the mean time officials have taken custody of both vehicles as preserving both for evidence.