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Mother charged with felony murder after deadly crash on Beltway 8, HCSO says

Investigators said the woman showed signs of intoxication and was arrested. They said she is charged with felony murder.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A 25-year-old woman has been charged with felony murder after a deadly crash on Beltway 8 overnight, according to Harris County Sheriff's Office investigators.

According to investigators, Rosalia Sanchez had five kids in the car when she struck a traffic control device in the southbound mainlanes near Woodforest Boulevard at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Investigators said Sanchez lost control of the car and struck the outside barrier wall of the entrance ramp before the car came to rest.

Investigators said Sanchez is the mother of the 4-year-old girl who died. There were also two 10-year-old girls, a 7-year-old girl and a 2-year-old toddler in the car at the time of the crash, HCSO said. They were all taken to area hospitals for precautionary reasons, according to investigators. The relationship between Sanchez and the other children is not clear.

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Sanchez showed signs of intoxication and was arrested. She's was later charged with felony murder, investigators said.

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Editor's note: A previous version of this story reported information from Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez that has since changed.

Here's the update HCSO provided at the scene:

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