It happened around 10:30 p.m. Friday night near Prospect Park Sports Bar & Kitchen in the 3100 block of Fountainview Drive.
According to Houston police, the driver of the vehicle was seen by officers wandering into the donut lot as they tried to stop him from making a bowl.
When the driver took off and later lost control, he drove into a ditch and struck three people who were working outside the sports bar, according to hospital officials.
The three youths are identified as 18-year-old Fnan Measho, 22-year-old Eric Orduna, and Nick Rodriguez.
“My son and these other poor families are grieving because of him, just like us,” said Eric’s mother, Rose. “The police should have followed up. That’s how it should have been. So now I have to bury my son and two other young boys. One of them was my son’s best friend. Great kids, great. It just breaks my heart.”
Eric was the youngest of Rose’s three sons and is described as a kind, hard worker who loved cars.
“Always respect others, always,” Rose said. “Sister, brother, father. But I think I’ve always been more concerned about my health, and now I can’t believe he’s gone.”
Micho’s family said the former Bellaire High School star is struggling to support his family. Masho is also studying criminology at the University of Houston and grew up wanting to become a police officer to protect the community.
The founders of both Mesho and Ordona established dynasties to help oversee the funerals and burials of their families of victims.
“We have endured our family” [a] Loss and tragedy among others,” Eric’s sister Elizabeth said. “My message is just love for your family and just be there for each other. Life is indeed short, and I will be mourning the loss of my baby brother for the rest of my life.
Prospect Park only confirmed Rodriguez’s identity Sunday evening. No other information about Rodriguez was available.
In addition to the confirmation, a representative from Prospect Park also announced the creation of a balloon release in honor of the victims, which will take place on Monday, October 4 at 7 p.m.
Houston police say the suspect did not have life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital while in police custody.
Authorities told ABC 13 he was awaiting trial when he was released from the hospital.
“One person decided to get a ticket and refused to go to jail,” said Sean Teer, chief of vehicle crimes for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. “We’re talking about three people who just work here. They did their job, going from cars back to having more cars. By the time we’ve seen it in the studio or anything like that it’s It’s so wonderful.
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