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One killed by suspected DUI driver near Houston’s Southbelt

One killed by suspected DUI driver near Houston’s Southbelt

HOUSTON, TX — A 45-year-old man died Saturday evening after a two-vehicle collision that critically hurt a woman near Houston’s Southbelt/Ellington area, according to Houston Police Department.

The crash happened at 10900 Beamer Road on October 23 at around 5:20 p.m.

Authorities said a 40-year-old man was behind the wheel of a white Cadillac Deville speeding northbound on the road when he ran a red light. His vehicle collided with a gray Ford Escape traveling on Fuqua Drive on a green light at the intersection.

The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died from his injuries.

A passenger in the Ford, a 55-year-old woman, was transported to a local hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries.

The causing driver, who was treated for minor injuries at a hospital, was determined to have been intoxicated at the time of the crash. He was booked into jail and  charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.

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