Man charged in deadly Katy Freeway wreck with child in car

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Monday, December 28, 2015

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal crash that occurred at 17890 Katy Freeway about 6:15pm Saturday.

Police say Gustavo Aybar, 30, was traveling westbound in white Cadillac CTS at a high rate of speed. He was possibly racing the driver of a gray Toyota Camry when he lost control of the Cadillac and struck a gray Nissan Versa. The Nissan then overturned and crashed into a freeway retaining wall, killing a 65-year-old woman riding in the front seat. Her identity hasn't been released. The Cadillac then also struck a gray Honda Accord.

The driver of the Nissan was transported by Lifeflight helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital in stable condition. A three-year-old passenger in the Cadillac was not hurt.

Suspect Aybar and the driver of the Toyota were detained at the scene and exhibited no obvious signs of impairment. Aybar was found with marijuana in his possession and subsequently arrested and charged with endangering a child and possession of a controlled substance. The investigation is continuing.