Boy dies in alleged DUI accident

March 8, 2009 8:52:37 PM PDT
A driver faces an intoxication manslaughter charge for a crash that killed a 12-year-old boy.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Sheriff's deputies say the man was speeding on Beechnut when he slammed into the back of a red pickup in southwest Harris County overnight. The pickup flipped over, killing the boy inside instantly. Investigators say he was not wearing a seatbelt.

The boy's father, who was driving, suffered minor injuries. The suspected drunk driver is in custody.

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