Driver killed after crossing into oncoming traffic

November 25, 2012 7:37:50 AM PST
Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a fatal accident they believe involved an impaired driver.

It happened today around 3:20am in the 2400 block of West Mount Houston.

Investigators said Ricardo Paskinel Zepata-Bernal was westbound in a maroon Nissan Pathfinder when an eastbound silver Ford Taurus driven by Arturo Salinas crossed into oncoming traffic and hit Zepata-Bernal's SUV.

It's unclear why Salinas crossed into oncoming traffic. He was dead when deputies arrived at the scene.

Officials said Zepata-Bernal was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

According to deputies, Zepata-Bernal exhibited signs of impairment. Blood test results are pending.