Man swigs beer and brags about drink-driving moments before deadly crash
A man was spotted drinking a beer moments before his car collided with a pickup truck, killing his girlfriend and two others.
Camilo Morejon, 47, was driving through Jersey Village in northwest Houston of Texas, US, while his partner livestreamed the moment on his Facebook profile on Sunday.
Just minutes before the deadly crash, Morejon is seen taking a swig from a bottle of what appears to be beer while bragging, "I drive better when I drink."
His girlfriend is also seen passing him a bottle of Corona beer.
Shortly after the video ends, Morejon's silver Honda was involved in a collision with a black pickup truck killing his three passengers and leaving the pickup driver fighting for his life.
The crash was also caught on surveillance camera from a nearby gas station and showed Morejon's car to be a complete blur as it sped past.
The Harris County District Attorney has charged Morejon with three counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault, according to Fox News.
Prosecutor Sean Teare pointed out the livestream video was time-stamped at 7.47am while the crash happened just six minutes later at 7.53am.
He said: "It's very rare that we see actions of the defendant that close in time to a horrific crash like that but it's what happens, it's what goes on moments before lives are lost.
"We believe there are probably thee or four bars that are around the area we believe they were and we are in the process today of going to those locations determining which ones were contributing factors to this crash."
Investigators say they are also looking at a number of after-hours bars that may have served Morejon alcohol to see if they might have possibly played a role in the crash.
The three passengers who died in the crash have been identified as Morejon’s girlfriend Leosveyka Gonzalez, Pedro Martinez, and Massel Rodriguez.
If Morejon is convicted of three charges of intoxication manslaughter he could face up to 80 years in prison, according to Click2Houston.
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