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Bicyclist dies after being hit by suspected DUI driver in NW Houston

Bicyclist dies after being hit by suspected DUI driver in NW Houston

HOUSTON, TX — A man was killed early Monday when he was struck by a speeding vehicle while riding a bicycle in northwest Houston’s Acres Homes area, according to Click2Houston.

The fatal crash happened in the 2800 block of West Little York Road, near Sylvester Turner Park, at approximately 2:30 a.m.

According to Houston police, the victim had lights on while riding a bicycle in the far right lane along the curb of the road while a white Toyota pickup truck was speeding nearby. At one point, the pickup struck the cyclist and veered off the road before hitting a pole near an apartment complex.

Authorities confirmed the cyclist died from his injuries at the scene.

The driver and a female occupant in the Toyota were transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

Police said both occupants displayed signs of impairment, and confirmed the driver will face a charge of intoxication manslaughter.

No further information has been released at this time,

 

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