Suspected drunk driver blamed for deadly wreck

Police think a driver was drunk when he caused a crash that killed one person in southeast Houston.
March 27, 2013 8:53:50 AM PDT
Police think a driver was drunk when he caused a crash that killed at least one person in southeast Houston.

Police say the driver of a tan GMC Envoy was traveling southbound on Old Galveston Road and ran a red light at the intersection of Edgebrook in southeast Houston. The driver of a white Honda Civic, traveling eastbound on Edgebrook, was making a left turn onto Old Galveston Road at the same time the driver of a black Isuzu Trooper, traveling westbound on Edgebrook, was making a left turn onto Old Galveston Road.

Both the Honda and Isuzu making opposite left turns had green arrowns. The Envoy then struck the Honda and pushed it into the Isuzu. The 22-year-old female passenger in the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity has not been released.

The driver of the Isuzu was not injured but his passenger was transported to Bayshore Medical Center with minor injuries.

The Honda's driver was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Envoy was found behind some bushes near the intersection and taken into custody by responding HPD patrol officers. He was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Authorities say he will be charged with DUI and possibly intoxication manslaughter charges. Police believe the driver of the Honda was also driving drunk.

No charges have been filed at this time.
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