Houston Car Meet Turns Fatal
The car scene in Houston is gigantic and vast. There is a colossal import scene, high horsepower cars, trucks, and so many more targeted styles. Car enthusiasts gather monthly, weekly, and even multiple times a week to meet up with others who share the same passion and hang out with like-minded people.
Some groups like to keep it low-key, and some groups are more social and 'out there'. Unfortunately, some people show up and twist car meets into something a bit riskier.
A 'takeover' is the term coined for car meets that turn into a rowdy burnout fest that has bystanders risking their lives as drivers do donuts and passengers hang out the window and record the ordeal for a little 5-second clout.
Then you have the meets where a million people show up and pack the sides of the roads as people drive recklessly at uncomfortably fast speeds; it makes for great social media content, but at what cost?
On Sunday night, the cost was a bit too high and definitely not worth it. Andrew Mock, 22, was driving his Camaro at speeds excessing 100 mph. As his car flew past Highway 290 near West Little York, it crashed into someone driving a Chevy Malibu. Upon impact, the Camaro lifted off the ground a bit and began to slide into a sidewall.
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Spectators were all around in the area, and the driver of the Camaro ultimately hit the crowd. The crash resulted in three deaths, two of which were younger boys—DeCarerick Kennedy,16, and Faybian Hoisington,14, along with Roger35-year-old Glover.
Deputies said the crash happened shortly after Mock told the crowd he was going to do a “fly by.”
Andrew Mock was booked in Harris County jail with two counts of manslaughter and one count of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury; however, that should soon change, as the third victim has reportedly died from their injuries. As of February 23, his bond was set at $80,000.