A 19-year-old driver was heading the wrong way on southbound Highway 90 in Southwest Houston around 2 a.m. on May 9 when he slammed into another vehicle, causing both cars to catch on fire, ABC 13 reported. The victim in the head-on collision died in the burning car, while the wrong-way driver escaped his vehicle and tried to flee the scene in another vehicle, officials said.
The wrong-way driver was arrested and did not pass field sobriety tests, authorities said. The suspect admitted to police that he had been drinking at a downtown Houston club before the accident. He was charged with intoxication manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid, ABC 13 reported. Meanwhile, officials said employees at the club where the underage suspect was drinking could also face charges.
“This is one of the most selfish crimes out there, getting behind the wheel intoxicated,” Sean Teare of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office told ABC 13. “It’s disheartening. It should be a wake-up call to the entire community. We’ve got to stop this.”
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