Vehicle crash in Driscoll leads to missing child from Houston

Robin Bradshaw
Alice Echo News Journal
With the assistance of the Texas Rangers, Houston Police Department and Child Protective Services, the Trooper discovered that the father had full custody of the daughter and that the mother was attempting to take the daughter and relocate to Mexico.

DRISCOLL - A single-vehicle crash on Saturday, Oct. 16, on Farm-to-Market 665, near Driscoll, in Nueces County led to the recovery of a Houston child, according to Sgt. Nathan Brandley with the Department of Public Safety.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the female driver of a KIA Sedona was involved in a minor crash on FM 665. DPS discovered the driver had destroyed her cell phone and was not using GPS.

Brandley said the  woman was with her eight-year-old daughter who advised the trooper she was taken away from her father, who lives in Houston.

Texas Rangers, Houston Police Department and Child Protective Services and DPS discovered that the father had full custody of the daughter and that the mother was attempting to take the daughter and relocate to Mexico, he said.

The child was released to Child Protective Services in Alice. 

Houston PD is investigating. The mother had not been charged at that time.