Harris County

Investigation of Atascocita Fatal Crash Leads to Charges against Convenience Store Clerk

Prosecutors say Gumaro Munoz Campos sold alcohol to the teenager who drove the car

This booking photo shows Jagger Smith, the teenager who drove a car that was involved in a fatal crash at the end of July 2018 in Atascocita. Harris County prosecutors have filed charges against Gumaro Munoz Campos, the clerk of a local convenience store who allegedly sold Smith alcohol.

A clerk who works at a convenience store located in the Atascocita area has been charged by Harris County prosecutors with selling alcohol to a 17-year-old driver before a wreck that killed two teenagers.

Gumaro Munoz Campos, of Humble, was arrested Sunday, then freed on $1,000 bond.

Prosecutors believe Jagger Smith drank a bottle of wine before the July 25 accident that killed 16 year-olds Salma Gomez and Chloe Robison. The victims attended Atascocita High School.

Smith is charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) on Monday identified the store as Humble Handy Stop. In 2012, the store was fined $2,400 and had its TABC license suspended for eight days for selling alcohol to a minor.

Sean Teare, who leads the Vehicular Crimes Unit at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, said at a press conference held Monday that the arrest of Munoz Campos came after multiple interviews with friends of the driver and the teenagers who died.

“They knew that he was the guy that you go to. Over a number of years, this was the place where Atascocita High School children and Kingwood high school children obtained alcohol,” Teare noted.

A man answering the telephone Monday at the store hung up when an Associated Press reporter sought comment.

Smith faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted, while Munoz Campos is charged with a Class A Misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of up to a year in prison.

You can watch the press conference with Teare and District Attorney Kim Ogg here:

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