Man with prior drunk driving convictions charged with murder after deadly crash

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A man with previous convictions for driving under the influence has been charged with murder after a deadly crash on the Eastex Freeway overnight Saturday.

Ryan McLaughlin, 31, has been identified as the driver of a white Dodge Ram that hit the passenger side of a Chevy Trailblazer.

According to police, McLaughlin ran a red light when he drove through the intersection of the Eastex Freeway soutbound feeder of Aldine Mail Route.

Original Report: Blood tests show man charged in fatal crash was four times legal limit

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A man with two previous convictions for driving under the influence is facing intoxication manslaughter charges for a fatal crash on the Eastex Freeway overnight.

The woman in the Trailblazer, Zulema Gonzalez, was killed. McLaughlin was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

McLaughlin showed signs of extreme impairment and blood tests showed the man was almost four times the legal limit, police said.

After a background check, ABC13 learned that McLaughlin has been convicted twice for DWI.
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