Child Killed; Chelsie Garnello Injured in Accident in Houston, TX

January 4, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Harris County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Harris County Sheriff's Office
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car
Harris County
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), undisclosed injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Two vehicles collided and one of the vehicles or its driver left the scene of the accident

What Happened

Harris County Sheriff's Office authorities issued a charge against a driver in a crash that killed a 3-year-old child in Houston, TX on January 4th, 2023. The location of the crash and time it occurred were not disclosed by authorities. The crash is said to have involved a vehicle occupied by Chelsea Garnello and a 3-year-old boy and a vehicle operated by Rosendo Gaeta. Following the collision, either Gaeta or his vehicle left the scene without stopping to render aid to Garnello and her child, according to authorities. The child was killed as a result of collision and Garnello suffered undisclosed injuries. Authorities issued a charge of Failure to Stop and Render Aid against Gaeta and alleged suspicion of intoxication. Additional details were not provided.

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