Man brags, 'I drive better when I drink', moments before deadly crash
‘I drive better when I drink’: Driver swigs beer and brags on Facebook Live – moments before smashing into a pickup truck and killing three people including his girlfriend
- Camilo Morejon, 47, was caught on camera drinking from a beer bottle in a video that was posted to Facebook Live on Sunday morning
- Six minutes after the video was posted, his car was involved in a deadly crash
- Silver Honda collided with a black pickup truck at speed killing three passengers
- The driver of the pickup truck is said to have sustained serious injuries
- Morejon has been charged with three counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault
A man was caught on camera drinking alcohol moments before he crashed the car he was driving, killing three fellow passengers, including his girlfriend.
The footage was livestreamed on Facebook to 47-year-old Camilo Morejon’s profile as he drove through Jersey Village in northwest Houston, Texas early on Sunday morning.
Minutes prior to the deadly crash, Morejon could be seen on camera taking a swig from a bottle of what appears to be beer while bragging, ‘I drive better when I drink.’
Shortly after the video ends, Morejon’s car, a silver Honda was involved in a collision with a pickup truck killing the three other occupants of his own car and leaving the pickup driver fighting for his life.
Camilo Morejon, 47, was caught on camera drinking from a bottle in a video that was posted on Facebook Live on Sunday morning
The two minute long video sees all the occupants in the car having a drink including the driver
The Harris County District Attorney has charged Morejon with three counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault.
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.
Harris County prosecutor Sean Teare noted that the Facebook live video showed him being behind the wheel and drinking beer.
The video was time-stamped at 7:47am while the crash happened just six minutes later at 7:53am.
‘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,’ Teare said.
At one point, Morejon is heard to say: ‘I drive better when I drink’
His girlfriend can also be seen passing him a bottle in the Facebook Live video
Six minutes after the video was posted, his car was involved in a deadly crash
Morejon’s Silver Honda collided with a black pickup truck at speed killing three passengers
The driver of the pickup truck which overturned is said to be suffering from serious injuries
A police officer looks over the scene of the wreckage which happened in Jersey Village in northwest Houston, Texas
Camilo Morejon is pictured with his girlfriend Leosveyka Gonzalez in a picture from Facebook
The couple are pictured on Facebook often with alcoholic beverages close at hand
‘We’ve had four crashes in 24 hours that will contribute to seven deaths possibly, all of which are going to be charged,’ Teare said.
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.
‘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,’ Teare said.
The dead passengers have been identified as his girlfriend Leosveyka Gonzalez, Pedro Martinez and Massel Rodriguez.
Morejon is also currently in a serious condition in hospital along with the driver of the pickup Ricardo Rodriguez-Tamayo.
If convicted of the charges he faces, he could be jailed for up to 80 years according to Click2Houston.
Footage of the crash was captured by a camera located as a gas station opposite
Pictures from inside the car shows broken beer bottles strewn throughout
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