Man charged in Houston's first deadly accident of 2014


Diego Baldemar Islas, 21, is charged with intoxication manslaughter. According to witnesses, Islas was driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck eastbound on Pierce and ran the red light at the intersection of Milam. The Chevrolet then struck a white Mercedes C230.

Police say the rear passenger in the Mercedes died at the scene. His identity has not been released.

The driver of the Mercedes and a passenger in the Chevrolet were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital with minor injuries and are expected to survive. Police say Islas was found to be intoxicated and subsequently charged.

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