Ned woman charged with intoxication manslaughter

Published 5:52 pm Monday, September 25, 2006

By Ashley Sanders

The News staff writer

NEDERLAND — A fatal accident Sunday afternoon has claimed one man’s life and landed a Nederland woman behind bars.

Nederland Police Chief Darrell Bush said 23-year-old Andrea Wion of Nederland was charged with intoxication manslaughter Monday in the death of 76-year-old Gerald Hammock.

According to the accident report, Wion was driving a 1995 green Honda four-door sedan east bound in the 3300 block of Avenue A around 5 p.m. Sunday when she reportedly struck Hammock.

Eyewitnesses at the scene told officers that Hammock was putting a neighbor’s garbage can by the curb when a vehicle left the roadway and struck him.

“Mr. Hammock was transported by EMS to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas where he was pronounced dead,” Bush said.

According to Bush, Wion is being held at the Jefferson County jail on $25,000 bond.

Intoxication manslaughter is a second degree felony in the state of Texas. A conviction carries a punishment of two to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.

Hammock’s funeral arrangements are being handled by Broussard’s Mortuary in Nederland.

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