Fatal Texas Car Crash Found to Be Caused by Road Rage
Posted on Oct 20, 2013
A fatal Texas car crash killed a mother and her two-year-old son recently in Crosby, which is in Harris County. The accident occurred on FM 1942 near Garth Road on a Sunday morning when Tania Vercher, 27, and her son AJ, were traveling northbound in a small sedan. Several witnesses saw a 52-year-old man in a Chevy Silverado pickup truck speeding in the southbound lane and making extremely reckless driving decisions. He lost control of his vehicle and spun sideways into the path of Tania Vercher's car.
It was later found that the man had been arguing with his wife before getting in the car. His wife had left the house with their child to go to church, and he decided to chase after her and try to run her off the road. One witness, Chris McCoy, said he saw the man pass his wife and he was swerving over to hit her and lost control of his vehicle at that point.
Tania was pronounced dead at the scene, while AJ died the next day. McCoy used his pocket knife to cut AJ's car seat from the vehicle and performed CPR until medics arrived on the scene. Tania was the wife of Heath Vercher, who had just taken the new position as minister of music at Atascocita United Methodist Church.
Investigators are still deciding how to charge the man who caused the car crash near Houston. They are waiting for toxicology results, and those will determine the type of charges that are filed. Everybody at The Girards Law Firm sends there sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Tania and AJ Vercher.