Harris County Prosecutors Charge Father with Murder in Death of his Child

Jorge Ledezma

HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) – Harris County Vehicular Crimes investigators charged a father with murder after they say he was drunk and caused an accident that killed his daughter.

The crash happened on New Year’s Eve at about 8:30 p.m. Jorge Ledezma was driving a blue 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe eastbound in the 14200 block of Crosby Freeway. Carrillo Ubaldo was operating a black 2004 Ford Expedition northbound in the 7200 block of the E Sam Houston Parkway northbound feeder Rd. Deputies say Ledezma disregarded the traffic signal, entered the intersection, and collided with Ubaldo.

Eleven-year-old Vanessa Ledezma was seated in the passenger’s side rear seat of the Chevrolet at the time of the crash. Ledezma was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, via Life Flight, where she was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

Ledezma was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he showed signs of impairment and was arrested and charged with Felony Murder. Two other family members of Ledezma that were in the vehicle were not injured in the crash.

Ledezma is currently being held under a no bond.

This case is currently under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division.

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