Suspected drunk driver triggers deadly chain reaction crash on Baytown East Fwy

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Police say it didn't take long to find the driver who caused the accident

A suspected drunk driver has been arrested after a fatal multi-vehicle accident on the Baytown East Freeway.

The accident happened just before 6am on the westbound lanes of I-10 East at Gellhorn.

A 30-year-old man died when another driver hit his vehicle, sending it into the concrete barrier. Police say the vehicle rolled several times.

Reporter Marla Carter reports from the accident scene:

The driver who caused that accident didn't end up very far. Police found the man at a Jack in the Box restaurant located at the next exit. Investigators say his vehicle was wrecked, and he appeared to have been drinking and driving. He has been charged with public intoxication so far.

Two other vehicles were also involved in the accident, including an SUV and a truck which collided while attempting to avoid the accident which killed the 30-year-old victim.

A tow truck prepares to take away the suspect's vehicle after that deadly crash

The freeway was cleared after more than five hours.

A lot of debris was left behind on the roadway, in addition to the vehicles which were towed from the scene.

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