This happened around 10:30 p.m. near the Prospect Park Sports Bar and Kitchen in the 3100 block of Fountain View Drive on Friday night.
The driver of the involved vehicle was spotted by officers making donuts in a parking lot as they attempted to stop them, according to Houston police.
It was at this point that the driver took off and then lost control, entered a ditch and crashed into three people, described by authorities as valets working outside the bar. sports.
“My son and these poor other families cry just like us because of them,” said Rose, Eric’s mother. “This police chase shouldn’t have happened. It shouldn’t have been like this. So now we have to bury my son and two other young guys. One of them was my son’s friend. Very good kids, just nice. He breaks my heart. “
Eric was the youngest of Rose’s three children and was described as a hard-working and generous worker who had a passion for cars.
“He always thought of others, always,” Rose said. “His sister, his brother, his father. But I think he always focused more on me because of my health, and right now I can’t believe he’s gone.”
Measho’s family said the former Bellaire High School track star was working to support his family. Measho was also studying criminology at the University of Houston with the ambition of becoming a police officer in order to protect the community in which he grew up.
The families of Measho and Orduna have organized fundraisers to help provide the victims with a suitable place of burial and rest.
“Our family, we suffered [a] loss and tragedy at the hands of others, ”said Elizabeth, Eric’s sister. “My message is to just love your family and be right there for each other. Life is really short and I will mourn the loss of my little brother for the rest of my life. “
On Sunday night, Prospect Park only confirmed Rodriguez’s identity. No further information on Rodriguez was available.
In addition to the confirmation, a representative from Prospect Park also announced that the facility will host a balloon release in honor of the victims on Monday, October 4 at 7 p.m.
Police did not disclose the identity of the reckless driver and passenger of that vehicle, who were injured but survived the crash.
“One person decided they didn’t want to get a ticket or go to jail,” said Sean Teare, head of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office for Vehicle Crimes. “We are talking about three people who had just come to work here. They were doing their job, coming back from parking cars to get more cars. something like that.”
Prospect Park issued the following statement on Saturday afternoon:
“On Friday October 1, 2021, around 10:30 p.m., there was an accident near the premises of Prospect Park South (3100 Fountain View Dr, Houston, TX 77057). 3 members of our contract valet team were fatally injured by a vehicle on Fairdale Rd. The incident is currently under investigation by the Houston Police Department. We have been in contact with the families of the victims, and we ask that you keep the families of the 3 victims in your thoughts and your prayers. In the next few days we will have more information at @Prospectparkhouston on how you can help us celebrate the lives of those lost. “
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