Officers investigating a fatal accident in W Houston

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Officers are investigating a deadly crash on Westheimer this morning.

Officers are bringing in the driver for a formal investigation of a fatal accident at Gessner and Westheimer in West Houston.

He could face manslaughter charges if found to be at fault for the accident or under the influence.

Police say around 3 a.m. on Sunday a man was heading northbound on Gessner and lost control.

The driver hit a water main, causing it to gush water as he ran into a sign.

The impact caused the rear driver's side door to be ripped off.

A passenger who was sitting in the backseat died at the scene.

Officers conducted a field sobriety test on the driver and examining him for possible DWI.

Neither the driver or his passenger in the front the seat suffered injuries in the crash.
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