Suspected drunk driver charged in fatal wreck

Rogelio Velazquez Morin, 37, is charged with intoxication manslaughter in a fatal traffic accident in northwest Houston.

August 2, 2010 10:13:11 AM PDT
A suspect has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in a fatal traffic accident in northwest Houston. Rogelio Velazquez Morin, 37, was arrested after a wreck at 3100 West Loop North about 6:25am on July 31.

Police say Velazquez was driving a black GMC pickup truck northbound on the West Loop and failed to stay in his lane. The GMC then struck a tractor trailer truck, which had partially lost its load, and was parked on the shoulder of the West Loop.

The front passenger of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene. Velazquez was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital for his injuries, then taken into custody.

The identity of the victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.


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