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Houston Man Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter

Jonathan Hernandez10 months ago

A Houston driver has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and failing to stop and render aid after a fatal accident on Interstate 10 on Saturday.

Details about the Fatal DUI Accident

A Houston driver has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and failing to stop and render aid in a fatal accident that happened early Saturday morning.

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the driver in a Ford Expedition was heading west and failed to control his speed, hitting a Ford Explorer that was traveling in the same direction at around 5:25 in the morning on Saturday. The impact of the accident caused the Explorer to rollover, ejecting the driver, according to the Houston Police Department.

Keith Smith of the Houston Police Department said that, according to witnesses, the driver of the Expedition exited his vehicle after the accident and went over to the driver of the Explorer, then got back into his vehicle and left the scene of the accident.

The driver of the Explorer was pronounced dead at the scene.

After the collision, an officer from the Houston Police Department saw the black Expedition with fresh damage to the front end from the accident, the driver was arrested and tested under drunk-driving protocols. The driver was then charged with intoxication manslaughter and for failing to stop and render aid. The identity of the driver has not been released by the Houston Police Department.

The identity of the victim that died has also not been release by the police department until all family members have been notified. The Department reports that the driver was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Important Information about Drunk Driving Accidents in Texas

According to the Texas Department of Transportation:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 78 fatal crashes that resulted in 85 fatalities in the Houston area.
  • There were a total of 1,633 drunk driving accidents in Houston in 2014.
  • In those drunk driving accidents there were a total of 515 injuries that were reported.

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