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NEW INFORMATION ON INTOXICATED DRIVER INVOLVED IN FM 1314 FATAL CRASH

Ashley Kay Hill, 33, of 14442 Bush Sage Drive in Cypress has been charged with murder in connection with the head-on crash on FM 1314 near Village Way on April 27, 2024. Just after 7:30 pm Saturday, April 27, 2024, Caney Creek and Porter Fire were dispatched to a reported head-on collision on FM 1314 near Village Way. Units arrived on the scene to find three vehicles with heavy damage. One vehicle, a BMW 428I was in the ditch and had three occupants trapped. Crews immediately went to work. A Ford F-150 involved had one female driver with serious injuries.  She also had three dogs in the truck with her. The BMW 428i had a male, identified as Amir Jair Izar trapped in the driver’s seat, Lizet Sarmiento Cruz, 35, was trapped in the passenger seat, and Cruz’s daughter who was 13 years old was trapped in the back seat and in critical condition.  They were able to get Lizet Cruz out of the BMW  first and transport her in critical condition to Memorial Hermann in the Woodlands.. The 13-year-old in the back seat was also taken to Memorial Hermann Woodlands in critical condition which included a severe leg injury. She was later flown by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann in Houston where she remains in critical condition. The Izar had both legs trapped under the dashboard of the BMW. Fire crews had to cut the doors off and attempt to roll the dashboard with rescue tools. This was as MCHD Medics frantically worked to keep Izar alive as he was in very critical condition. Once they got him out he was taken to Kingwood Hospital where he passed away on May 1, 2024. The driver of the Hyundai identified as Casleb Dion Cotton was not injured. Hill, the driver of the F-150 was transported to Kingwood Hospital in serious but stable condition.

Troopers learned that Hill’s Ford F-150 was traveling north on FM 1314 and failed to negotiate the curve just north of Village Way. Hill crossed the center lanes striking Cottons Hyundai first. She then continued and slammed into the BMW driven by Amir Izar head-on. The impact launched a bed toolbox from the F-150 more than 100 feet scattering tools across the roadway. DPS Troopers were able to determine that Hill who was driving the F-150 was intoxicated they found a Coors beer can open on the front floorboard and several shot-sized liquor bottles ion her purse.  In addition to being intoxicated, Troopers learned that on May 12, 2017, Hill was convicted of DWI in Roanoke, Virginia. Again on January 3, 2018, she was convicted on another DWI charge in Roanoke, Virginia. She only possessed a Virginia driver’s license.  At the hospital Troopers interviewed Hill who did have an odor of alcohol on her breath. She told Troopers her father owned the F-150 and she thought she had crashed on Telge Road in far northwest Harris County. She admitted to having two draft beers and a shot of Crown with her father at lunch, around mid-day at an establishment on Telge Road in Harris County. She told Troopers that she had gone to Deputy Darren Goforth Park with her three dogs. She told Troopers she left the park at about 4:30 before driving home and getting into the crash. Goforth Park is 40 miles from the crash scene and happened 3-hours after she claimed she left the park. Hill’s blood alcohol was at 0.263, over three times the .08 limit which is considered intoxicated.

On Thursday, May 2, 2024, DPS Troopers learned Hill was being released from the hospital. They then executed the murder warrant taking her into custody just before midnight.  She was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on a $250,000 bond. She has since posted a bond and been released. Even though she was given a bond, it came with many restrictions which included a GPS device, and reporting to Montgomery County Probation along with submitting to urinalysis testing for drugs or alcohol.

 

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