Houston – Drunk driver collides with wrecked vehicle; 1 killed | abc13.com

Police are blaming a deadly southeast Houston crash that killed one person and injured another on a suspected drunken driver.

This case actually involves two accidents. The first happened around 1:20am in the 5000 block of South Loop East.

According to police, the driver of a red Mitsubishi Montero was traveling east on the South Loop feeder when the vehicle jumped the curb onto the freeway.

The man lost control of the car and it struck a retainer wall.

As several witnesses went to assist the man, a green Toyota Previa crashed into the wrecked Montero and then knocked it into one of the Good Samaritans who had stopped to help.

The driver of the Montero, 46, was taken to an area hospital where he later died.

The pedestrian was transported with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Previa, 27-year-old Jose Eliseo Guevara-Palma, was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.

via Police: Drunk driver collides with wrecked vehicle in southeast Houston; 1 killed, Good Samaritan injured | abc13.com.

Coryell Co., Texas – Woman charged with intoxication manslaughter | kxxv.com

Alisa Prueitt

A woman was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter, after it was determined she had a blood alcohol level more than 5 times the legal limit during a fatal wreck in August.

Alisa Prueitt has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and 3 counts of intoxication assault for a wreck back on August 24 that killed one and injured three others.

Samuel Dale Graham was the driver of the other vehicle and was killed in the crash. One of the passengers in his SUV was seriously injured and two children passengers were also injured.

read more here > Area woman charged with intoxication manslaughter – KXXV-TV News Channel 25 – Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |.

Channelview, Texas – Teen killed in possible DWI crash | abc13.com

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday was investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed a young man in east Harris County.

It happened in the 15200 block of Woodforest Boulevard near Canna in Channelview.

HCSO deputies said Wilfredo Chavez Lopez was driving east on Woodforest at a high rate of speed when he left the roadway, hit a curb and crashed into a tree in the front yard of a home.

Neither Lopez nor his passenger was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, deputies said. Lopez was ejected upon impact. He was taken to an area hospital via ambulance in critical condition.

Passenger Carlos Senea was found dead in the front seat when deputies arrived at the scene. Officials at the scene told us he was 18 or 19 years old.

Deputies believe alcohol is a factor in the crash.

read more here > Teen killed in possible DWI crash in Channelview, deputies say | abc13.com.

Amarillo, Texas – Driver arrested on DWI charge after crash kills 11-year-old | amarillo.com

An Amarillo child was pronounced dead at a local hospital Friday after being hit by a pickup south of Amarillo. Department of Public Safety Trooper Chris Ray said the driver of the GMC half-ton pickup, Jeremy Dean Duncan, of Amarillo, was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Ray said the 11-year-old boy was killed after being struck by the pickup about 9:30 p.m. on the Interstate 27 northbound access road in front of Amberwood Park, 1027 Tempe St. Duncan was traveling north in the outside lane of the access road when, he told police, two boys ran in front of his pickup across the road towards the highway. Duncan told police he hit one boy as he looked to see where the other child had stopped.

DPS would not confirm the boy’s identity Saturday. A small wooden cross labeled Colton Vaughn and flowers have been placed near the east edge of the access road just north of the entrance to Amberwood Park.

read more here > DPS arrests driver on DWI charge after crash that killed boy | Amarillo Globe-News.

Nacogdoches, Texas – Man booked into jail for May Intoxication Manslaughter crash | KTRE.com

Eric Summey (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)

Eric Summey

A 22-year-old Lufkin man was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail Friday on an intoxicated manslaughter charge in connection to a fatal two-vehicle accident that occurred in Garrison on May 20.

Eric Allen Summey, who was indicted by a Nacogdoches County grand jury on July 1, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail. According to the jail Website, no bail has been set at this time.

Staci Armfield, 23, of Maryville, Tenn., died at the scene of the accident, which occurred near the intersection U.S. Highway 59 and FM 95.

via Lufkin man involved in fatal Garrison wreck booked into jail for – KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas.

Lubbock, Tex. – DUI confirmed as cause of 5 members of ‘Texas’ musical killed in auto wreck | khou.com

Five members of a popular summer musical production, including three West Texas A&M University theater students, have been killed in a car accident in the Texas Panhandle.

Four of the dead were dancers in the production of “Texas” — a musical that has been performed every summer at the Palo Duro Canyon State Park south of Amarillo for 48 years — while the fifth worked in the box office, according to Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation Executive Director Kris Miller.

Eric Harrison, 21, and Clinton Diaz, 20, were juniors and Andrew Duncan, 20, of Wichita Falls, was a senior at the school in Canyon, said Royal Brantley, director of West Texas A&M’s theater program.

“This has been devastating to our theater family,” Brantley said.

The five were returning from an end-of-the-year party Monday night when the accident occurred, Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Christopher Ray said. Diaz, the driver, disregarded a stop sign and as the vehicle was attempting to turn onto U.S. 287 near Dumas, about 40 miles north of Amarillo, when it pulled in front of a southbound 18-wheeler and was hit broadside on the passenger’s side, a news release late Tuesday said.

The 18-wheeler’s load came off the trailer and came to rest on top of the car’s driver side, the release said.

Alcohol has been confirmed as a factor in accident, Ray said.  The toxicology report on Clinton Diaz showed that he had a blood-alcohol level of .165 percent.  All five were pronounced dead at the scene.

Amanda Starz, 20, of Timonium, Md., and Julian Arredondo, 24, of Haltom were also killed in the wreck, Ray said.

via 5 members of ‘Texas’ musical killed in auto wreck | khou.com Houston.

Harris County, Tex. – Suspected drunk driver runs red light, causes fatal crash | abc13.com

Deputies say a suspected drunken driver ran a red light Saturday night in northwest Harris County and caused an accident that ejected and killed one of his passengers.

It happened around 8pm in the 15000 block of West Little York near Addicks Satsuma.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Jose Garcia was driving a white Dodge pickup truck westbound on West Little York when he ran a red light and entered the path of a gray Lexus SUV.

The SUV slammed into the left side of Garcia’s truck, officials said. The truck flipped and a man inside — identified by HCSO as Chase Grbic — was ejected. Grbic was rushed to North Cypress Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Deputies said Garcia and another passenger were not injured. Garcia reportedly showed signs of impairment, and he was charged with intoxication manslaughter.

via Deputies: Suspected drunk driver runs red light, causes fatal crash in northwest Harris County | abc13.com.