A sergeant with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office was killed early this morning when his vehicle was hit by a suspected drunk driver in north Houston.
It happened on North Shepherd near West Little York at around 3am. Investigators say the sergeant, a 16-year veteran, had just finished a shift and was heading home when the accident happened.
Andres Munos-Munos, 22, was driving a white GMC pick-up ran a red light speeding through the intersection and crashed into the driver’s side door of the deputy’s truck, said Houston Police Department spokesman John Cannon.
“As he pulls into the intersection, he is struck on his driver’s side, T-boned, by a GMC truck that was going at a high rate of speed that ran the red light and struck him full impact,” said an investigator on the scene. “(There were) no skid marks, no attempt to stop at all.”
The deputy was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspected drunk driver suffered only minor injuries. He is in police custody and faces charges of intoxication assault.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has not yet released the sergeant’s name.
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