conroe resident held on $500,00 bond in galveston

Omar Santana Ortiz, age 30 of Chateau Woods Parkway in Conroe has been arrested in Galveston County on Monday. His bond is at $500,000 on charges of intoxication assault and accident involving injury or death.

Ortiz who was southbound on the Interstate 45 service road at 64th street struck a vehicle and fled the scene. He then ran a red light at 61st and J where he T-boned Sarah Coreas, age 19, of Galveston who was northbound on 61st on the inside lane.. She was taken to UTMB Galveston in critical condition.

After he struck Coreas her vehicle hit Yvonne Tate, age 49, of Galveston causing her SUV to flip. She was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

Ortiz  then fled the scene on foot . An  security guard at Target saw him run behind the store. That is where police searched for him and located him within approximately 20 minutes. He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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