In the early evening hours of Saturday, November 30th, 2013, a white Nissan Maxima driven by Ashley Tran entered the I-10 freeway exit ramp and proceeded along I-10 traveling in the wrong direction. Having little time to react to such an unexpected sight, a Honda Goldwing motorcycle crashed head-on into the vehicle. The crash occurred at the 11600 block of the Katy Freeway.
The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene. His identify is being withheld pending notification of the family. Tran was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where she was treated for non life-threatening injuries.
Ashley Tran, pictured right, was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter. Intoxication manslaughter is a second degree felony in Texas. If convicted she faces a minimum of two years and a maximum of twenty years in prison along with a fine of up to $10,000.00. See Intoxication Manslaughter Law.
With the increased travel during the holidays, an increase in accidents on Texas roadways can only be expected. If you or a loved one are injured due to a car or motorcycle accident, contact a Houston car accident lawyer for a free consultation regarding your rights. Please be careful as you travel to see family and friends during the holiday season.