Woman charged with intoxication manslaughter after causing crash that killed mother, 3-month-old son

HOUSTON -- Veronica Rivas,  21,  has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after crashing her car in Clear Lake, killing a mother and her three-month-old son.

Clear Lake police were dispatched around 4 a.m. Wednesday to I-45 and El Dorado Boulevard, where officers found Shayla Joseph and her baby dead. The two were killed when Rivas smashed into the back of their vehicle.

Rivas and her passenger were both taken to a local hospital to be checked out, and it was determined that Rivas had been driving under the influence.

Her bond was set at $30,000 for each count.

She is currently out of jail and is expected to be in court Friday morning.