Crash

A man driving about 100 mph sped away from a deputy constable and caused a major crash at the intersection of CR 400 and FM 521 at about 6 a.m. Monday.

BRAZORIA — The 27-year-old man who authorities have accused of driving vehicle in excess of 100 mph and causing a wreck told officials he was trying to crash his car in an attempt to injure or kill himself.

Kenneth Delacruz is accused of driving his 2013 Ford F-150 on CR 400 on June 3 when Cpl. Joseph Earl from the Pct. 4 Constable’s Office recorded Delacruz’s vehicle driving recklessly at 100 mph in a 45 mph zone.

When Delacruz didn’t slow down despite being chased by police, Earl notified dispatch of the pursuit as Delacruz ran cars off to the side of the road at 110 mph, documents show.

At the intersection of CR 400 and Highway 332 at FM 521 Road, Delacruz’s vehicle hit a Ford F-150 Raptor, causing it to flip over into a ditch, records show.

The woman and child hit by Delacruz’s vehicle were taken by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center for several injuries, police said.

Doctors treated te child for a broken arm and the woman for cuts to her body, documents show.

Delacruz faces two counts of felony charges for assault with a deadly weapon, causing bodily injury, police said.

Delacruz also faces third-degree felony charges for evading arrest with a vehicle. If convicted, Delacruz could serve up to 20 years in prison.

Courtney Blackann is a reporter for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0152.

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