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Galveston Drunk Driving Accident Kills Three People on Mother’s Day


Posted on May 20, 2009

On Mother’s Day, an SUV smashed into a car, killing a Houston man and two children on a church outing at the beach.  Police believe that the man driving the SUV had two prior drunk driving convictions.

Orvel Wayne Speck, a 44-year-old Galveston resident, was driving a black 2009 GMC SUV when he swerved off Seawall Boulevard and hit Tremaine Albert’s 2009 white Chevrolet Malibu.  Albert, a 25-year-old barber and Progressive Missionary Baptist Church deacon, was loading his car with the assistance of his 10-year-old stepson and 3-year-old godson.

The impact from the Galveston drunk driving accident forced the Malibu into Albert and the children.  The SUV then rolled and landed upside down on the sidewalk, according to witnesses.  Police believe that excessive speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the crash.  Speck’s blood alcohol level was tested, but police declined to reveal the results.

Speck had been arrested for drunk driving in 1989.  He was convicted and given a one year probation for that incident.  In 1990, he was arrested again for drunk driving.  Department of Public Safety records show that he was convicted and sentenced to two years of probation.  He has not yet been charged for the latest incident.

Speck is currently being treated at Hermann Memorial-Texas Medical Center and a police officer is posted at his hospital room.

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