It happened around 11 a.m. on SH-146 near Port Road in east Harris County.
Construction workers had barrels up along the inside lane. They were putting up small, reflective markers on the median.
BREAKING: The Harris Co DA’s Vehicular Crimes Division is charging the driver of this SUV, after he allegedly drove through a construction zone, killing a 50 yo worker in front of his son, who was also working. It happened on SH-146. https://t.co/FxT1nKayzF @abc13houston pic.twitter.com/7fYAwXNaLS— Marla Carter (@MarlaABC13) July 31, 2019
The Harris County District Attorney Vehicular Crime's Division says 25-year-old Travis Stevens allegedly hit a barrel and drove through the construction zone. He then hit a 50-year-old construction worker. Then, Stevens crashed into a construction truck.
Stevens was allegedly under the influence of drugs.
The construction worker's son was also working at the construction zone and was there when his dad was hit.
Stevens is charged with vehicular manslaughter.
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