HOUSTON (May 9, 2019) – One person was killed after a head-on collision caused by an underage intoxicated driver in Southwest Houston.
The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday on South Main and Hiram Clarke.
According to Chief Sean Teare of Harris County District Attorney’s Vehicular Crimes, a drunk 19-year-old male driver in a pickup truck was traveling the wrong way on South Main when he crashed head-on into a small SUV.
The SUV burst into flames with the male driver trapped inside.
The driver died on the scene and he has not been identified.
The 19-year-old male suspect left his car and made an attempt to steal a Good Samaritan’s car, but ran away when he realized the vehicle was locked. The Good Samaritan followed the suspect to a nearby gas station and brought him back to the scene where police took him into custody.
He was transported to a hospital to get checked out.
The male suspect failed the sobriety test. He will be charged with two felonies, intoxication manslaughter, and failure to stop and render aid.
Investigators will look into the establishment that provided alcohol to the teen.
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Source: Houston Chronicle