Man, 43, charged with intoxication manslaughter in Gulf Freeway crash

Armando Vargas is charged with intoxication manslaughter. (Houston Police Department)

Houston police have charged a man in connection to a deadly crash on the Gulf Freeway.

Armando Vargas, 43, is charged with intoxication manslaughter.

The deadly crash occurred in the 8300 block of the Gulf Freeway around 11:35 p.m. Friday.

Police say Vargas was driving a pickup truck in the far right lane on the freeway when he struck the back of a Nissan Altima, driven by the victim.  Authorities say the Altima then veered into the far left lanes and was struck again by a Chevrolet Cruze. Both drivers stopped.

The driver of the Altima died at the scene. Vargas and the driver of Cruze were both taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police say Vargas was determined to be intoxicated and was charged in the crash.

Authorities say the driver of the Cruze was not intoxicated.

The identity of the victim has not been released.