1 person dead after driver slams into barricades on US-290

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man has been arrested after police say he caused a deadly accident on the intersection of 290 and 1960.

Salvador Lopez has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, according to authorities.

Deputies told Eyewitness News that Lopez was driving westbound on 290 when he crashed into the center barricades shortly after 3 a.m.

Lopez was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, and a passenger in his vehicle died on the scene.

Witnesses told officers that Lopez appeared drunk, and wasn't wearing a seatbelt.
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