One person died in a crash involving a suspected intoxicated driver early Monday morning in west Harris County, authorities say.
The crash occurred around 1 a.m. near the intersection of Westpark and S Highway 6.
According to Sean Teare, Chief of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division, the suspect was traveling down Highway 6 at a high rate of speed as the victim was leaving a gas station. The two vehicles collided.
Teare says the victim’s vehicle went into a ditch, and the driver died at the scene.
The other vehicle stopped on the roadway, and a deputy detained the driver. Teare says the driver showed signs of intoxication, and he has accepted a charge of intoxication manslaughter on the driver.
A sample of the suspect’s blood will be tested to confirm if he was intoxicated.
The investigation is ongoing.