One dead in crash with suspected drunk driver

July 10, 2011 7:10:37 AM PDT
Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies are blaming a fatal crash on a suspected drunken driver. It happened around 2:15am Sunday on West Rd. at Deer Trail. Investigators said a pickup truck with one male driver was traveling east on West Rd. at a high rate of speed and ran the red light at Deer Trail.

According to officials, he smashed into the side of a Ford Explorer that was turning left from Deer Trail with a green light.

The driver of the Explorer died at the scene and his female passenger was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital in stable condition.

The man in the pickup was also taken to Ben Taub in serious but stable condition.

Deputies say he appeared to be intoxicated and may face intoxication manslaughter charges if his alcohol tests come back positive.

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