Witness detains alleged drunk driver after hit-and-run crash kills 1 in Pasadena

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Sunday, January 28, 2018
Witness detains DUI suspect after crash kills 1
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A 20-year-old suspected drunk driver is in jail after attempting to flee from a deadly crash.

PASADENA, Texas (KTRK) -- A witness detained a 20-year-old suspected drunk driver early Sunday morning after a hit-and-run crash left another motorist fatally injured at an intersection in Pasadena, authorities say.

The two vehicle collision took place just before 2 a.m. on Allen Genoa.

Investigators say a 60-year-old man, driving a Mitsubishi Mirage was making a turn on West Southmore when the suspected drunk driver smashed into him.

Police were told by witnesses that once the suspected drunk driver crashed into the Mitsubishi he grabbed his identification from the vehicle and tried to run northbound of Allen Genoa.

According to investigators, a witness who saw the crash chased down the alleged drunk driver and held him on the ground until officers arrived.

Police say the DUI suspect was going 80 to 90MPH in a 30MPH speed zone.

The 20-year-old Hispanic driver is being charged with failure to stop and render aid and DWI.

Police are investigating the scene to determine if the suspect ran a red light.