Suspected drunk driver slams into DPS patrol car, killing tow truck driver in Galveston

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Monday, February 25, 2019
Woman to be charged in wrecker driver's death
A woman is expected to be charged with killing a wrecker driver in Galveston.

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An investigation is underway after a driver crashed into a patrol car then a tow truck operator, killing him.

Galveston police are waiting for 52-year-old Dianna Hoyler to be released from the hospital to arrest her. She is expected to be charged with intoxication manslaughter.

Gary Dubose was helping DPS troopers clear a scene near the Gulf Freeway and Teichman Road on Saturday.

Investigators say Hoyler slammed into a DPS patrol car, narrowly missing the trooper, before hitting Dubose.

The trooper tried to save him, but he died at the hospital.

Dubose drove for All American Towing.