Suspected drunk driver arrested after fatal hit-and-run crash in west Houston

Investigators say the 18-year-old driver of this car was intoxicated when he struck and killed a woman, then fled the scene

November 22, 2013 10:00:00 PM PST
A suspected underage drunken driver was arrested Saturday after police say he hit and killed an innocent woman in a west Houston parking lot and then fled.

The crash happened outside a shopping center on Westheimer and Joel Wheaton around 9:30pm Friday.

According to Houston police, 58-year-old Deborah Palacio was walking in the parking lot when she was struck. She died at the scene.

Police said the driver -- identified as 18-year-old Jonathan Michael Guilbeaux -- took off after the crash, but his car broke down at Westheimer and Gentryside.

Guilbeaux is charged with intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle and failure to stop and render aid. Bond was set at $30,000 for each count.

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