Driver of Car That Killed 5 Kids Fails Sobriety Test

The driver of a sedan that slid into a rain-swollen ditch killing five Houston children will be charged Sunday with three counts of intoxication manslaughter, police said.

Chanton Jenkins, 32, who failed a sobriety test, lost control of the vehicle Saturday while trying to answer a cell phone, authorities said.

Police recovered three of the bodies, all boys believed to be ages 4, 7 and 11. Another child, a 1-year-old, was found Sunday afternoon

A 3-year-old has not been found, and is believed to have been washed away by the current, police said.

Jenkins, his bother and his 10-year-old daughter escaped the fast-moving current that swept the car 100 feet on Saturday from where it left the road and made the vehicle inaccessible to emergency workers for hours

Five Houston children died after their sedan slid into a rain-swollen ditch when the driver lost control while trying to answer a cell phone, authorities said.

Houston Fire Assistant Chief Omero Longoria said in the online edition of the Houston Chronicle that rescue workers found the car in 9 feet of water about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 1/2 hours after the driver lost control.

The children's deaths brought the weekend death toll to six from massive storms that swept across southeast Texas.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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