UPDATE: DUI suspect charged after fatal wreck on IH-610 in NE Houston
Posted on Friday, January 21st, 2022 at 12:04 pm
The fatal accident occurred in the 8900 block of the westbound freeway, near North McCarty Street, at around 1:45 a.m.
A preliminary investigation by HPD Vehicular Crimes Division indicates the suspect was behind the wheel of a gray Mercedes Benz GL going westbound when he veered out of his lane and hit the median. The contact caused the vehicle to flip, ejecting a 36-year-old male passenger.
Responding medics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.
Authorities said the suspect was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries. He was suspected of intoxication and was later jailed and charged with intoxication manslaughter in the 209th State District Court.