32-year-old Chanton Jenkins of Houston, TX was on his cell phone to his girlfriend when the car he was driving went off into a water filled ditch. Two and a half hours after the wreck Jenkins was still blowing a .082 on the alcohol breath test. Police suspect he was also under the influence of drugs. However what makes this story so horrifying is that 5 children drowned in this wreck and the body of one has yet to be found. The term ditch sounds like a misnomer. According to the article Texas EquuSearch is searching a bayou for the remaining victim’s body.
At least 3 of the children belonged to Jenkins. None of the children in the car were secured. Along with Jenkins, Jenkins adult brother and a 10-year-old boy survived. So that makes 8 people in the car and none of the kids were strapped in. Nice driving and parenting skills you assclown.
The victims are listed as 4-year-old Devin Jenkins, 7-year-old Malik Barlow, 11-year-old Dreyton Thompson, 1-year-old Karrinton Jenkins and 4-year-old Hallie Jenkins whose body has not yet been found.
I’m not accusing Jenkins of anything except for being a drunk, possibly an addict, and maybe one of the worst drivers in the world, but as Liz said to me in her e-mail when she sent me this story, that sure is a lot of child support payments in the car.