Victim: S.J. Williams

Family Burned to Death When Their Car Is Hit by Drunk Driving Illegal Alien

Perpetrator: Juan Felix Salinas

Crime Description:

Tenisha Williams, 26, her husband, S.J. Williams, and her son, 2-year-old Xavier Brown were all killed on August 11, 2007 by drunk driving, illegal alien Juan Felix Salinas. Houston police said Salinas was three times over the legal limit of intoxication when he slammed his van into a Toyota Corolla on the East Freeway near McCarty Street at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The car burst into flames upon impact, investigators said The couple was just married on July 7. "She was married to the one guy that really understood her," Robert Williams said. Tenisha Williams' mother said she tried to call her daughter at least 20 times, but never got an answer. The family was on the way from the movies to a friend's house when the collision occurred. Salinas, a Mexican national and illegal alien, was arrested by Houston police and charged with intoxication manslaughter in the death of three members of the Williams family. Salinas allegedly was speeding Police said the Salinas, driving a Dodge van, was speeding and trying to switch lanes near McCarty when he hit the back of the Williams’ Toyota Corolla at about 8:30 p.m. striking the gas tank and casuing the car to explode in flames burning to death the three victims. Prior to the crash, Salinas was free on bond from an arrest in March on an unrelated charge.


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