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Innocent driver killed, passenger injured in crash with DWI suspect on Veterans Memorial


HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — One driver is dead and his passenger was injured after a crash involving an intoxicated driver on the northwest side Saturday night.

Deputies say the driver who caused the accident showed signs of intoxication at the time. Speed may have also played a factor in the crash.

Investigators say a black pickup truck was speeding northbound on Veterans Memorial around 10 p.m. Saturday when it T-boned the driver’s side of another pickup truck traveling through the intersection at Moorebrook Drive.

Both trucks landed in a ditch on the roadway, Harris County sheriff’s deputies said.

The innocent driver of the second truck died at the scene. His passenger was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

The driver accused of causing the crash was transported to Ben Taub in critical condition.

“The driver of the other pickup truck showed clues of being intoxicated at the scene and was transported to Ben Taub hospital in critical condition,” Sgt. B. Beaty said. “We’re going to get a blood sample from him at the hospital.”

UPDATE-FEMALE IN HER 60’S WHO WAS THE PASSENGER ALSO DIED