Teen Ali Alabadi has been charged with felony murder following a car crash that left rugby legend Pedrie Wannenburg dead. According to Houston Texas police Ali Alabadi was driving a vehicle that was been pursued by police and slammed into the vehicle driven by Pedrie Wannenburg. The crash would kill the star rugby player and severely injure his young son. Police are saying at times the pursuit reached speeds of up to 100 mph. As you can see from the photo above the aftermath of the crash was devastating. Ali Alabadi has been charged with facing charges of felony murder, reckless aggravated assault with serious bodily injury and three counts of aggravated assault with bodily injury.
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A teen driver is facing charges after deputies with Harris County Sheriff’s Office said he caused a multi-vehicle crash that left one person dead and five others injured following a chase in NW Harris County Friday afternoon.
Ali Alabadi, 16, is charged with felony murder for the death of 41-year-old Pedrie Wannenburg, a former South African rugby player. He is also charged with reckless aggravated assault serious bodily injury, and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez via Twitter, a deputy was attempting to conduct a traffic stop at the intersection of Greenhouse Road and Little York Road after receiving a call for a family disturbance in the area. The deputy spotted the vehicle Alabadi was driving in along with two other suspects inside, and deputies said he failed to stop, initiating a pursuit.
Deputies said Alabadi went far ahead of them in the pursuit, and that was when Sheriff Gonzalez said he crashed three other vehicles. A fourth vehicle was unable to stop in time and crashed into one of the vehicles struck.
Life Flight and Cy-Fair Fire Department were called to the scene.
Three suspects, including Alabadi, were transported to an area hospital. All three suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
A woman who was involved in the crash was transported by ground ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Katy
Wannenburg and his 8-year-old son were transported to the Texas Medical Center via Life Flight. Wannenburg died at the hospital, Sheriff Gonzalez said via Twitter. His son remains in critical condition
Additionally, the Rice Rugby Club has created a GoFundMe pagein hopes of raising funds to help support the Wannenburg family.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation.