5 bar employees arrested for allegedly serving 19-year-old driver before fatal Texas crash

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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Five arrested for serving man involved in fatal car accident.

HOUSTON, Texas -- Five bar employees were arrested and charged after a 19-year-old was allegedly served alcohol at a bar before causing a deadly crash, authorities said.

Investigators with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and the Harris County District Attorney's Office led the investigation into the South Houston bar.

Authorities arrested four servers and one manager who are all employees at the Frontera Events Venue.

The employees are all charged with various Class A misdemeanor liquor violations.

Names of the bar employees charged:

  • Jaquin Gonzalez, 21, charged with making alcoholic beverage available to a minor
  • Jazely Marie Barrera, 21, charged with sale of alcoholic beverage to a minor
  • Mildred "Milly" Garcia, 21, charged with making alcoholic beverage available to a minor
  • Anna Evelyn Lula, 19, charged with making alcoholic beverage available to a minor
  • Gustavo Tejada-Garcia, 28, charged with possession of an unauthorized beverage-retailer

A young mother was killed after Erick Hernandez, the teen accused of driving drunk, crashed into her vehicle Monday morning.

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Authorities said 23-year-old Taylor Phillips was driving an SUV with her mother and 1-year-old son inside when Hernandez crossed three lanes of traffic and slammed into Phillips head-on.

Court records say Hernandez admitted to drinking, and investigators recovered a fake identification card from his vehicle.

Surveillance video from a nearby auto repair shop shows the deadly wreck.

Hernandez is charged with intoxication manslaughter.