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News: Woman fatally hit in suspected DUI crash on I-45 in SE Houston

News: Woman fatally hit in suspected DUI crash on I-45 in SE Houston

HOUSTON, TX — A woman died Wednesday night after being struck by a suspected underage intoxicated driver on Interstate 45 in southeast Houston, according to ABC13.

The collision occurred on the inbound lanes of I-45 south of the Beltway at about 11:00 p.m.

The woman had exited her Toyota 4-Runner after it broke down in a moving lane. Moments later, a speeding Chevy pickup truck driven by a 20-year-old man fatally struck her.

The pickup truck caught fire from the impact of the crash, prompting passersby to stop and pull the young man out of the burning wreck.

Authorities believe the young man, who was transported to a nearby hospital, was drunk at the time of the accident. He is currently facing a charge of intoxicated manslaughter.

An investigation remained underway to determine where the underage man obtained alcohol.


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