Cheron Smith Killed in Alleged Drunk Driver Accident in Fort Bend County, TX
Fort Bend County, TX — May 4, 2023, Cheron Smith was fatally injured due to an alleged drunk driver accident at around 5:00 p.m. along F.M. 1462.
Details from authorities suggest the crash happened at approximately 4:57 p.m. off the corner of F.M. 1462 and Meyer Sternberg Road.
According to officials, 71-year-old Cheron Smith was in a Chrysler Town & Country traveling eastbound along F.M. 1462. Smith reportedly stopped along the roadway while waiting for traffic to pass so she could make a left turn. As Smith waited, it appears that an eastbound Dodge Ram 2500 failed to control speed and crashed into the back of Smith's vehicle.
As a result of the collision, Smith succumbed to fatal injuries. The driver of the Dodge was said to have incapacitating injuries. That person, unidentified at this time, was allegedly intoxicated due to alcohol at the time of the wreck. Details show there have been recommendations for the driver to face a charge of Intoxication Manslaughter. Currently, the status of that charge or other potential charges is unclear as investigations continue.