DWI Suspect Killed in I-45 Crash, Officer Nearly Struck by Second Drunk Driver

Houston authorities are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on the northbound lanes of I-45 North near Quitman Street late Sunday night. Preliminary investigations suggest alcohol intoxication as a contributing factor.

At approximately 11:30 pm, a driver operating a Chevrolet Cruze lost control of the vehicle, striking a nearby wall. The car careened back into traffic lanes, colliding with a tow truck according to the source abc13

The driver of the Chevy was transported to a nearby medical facility but succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident. The tow truck driver was fortunately unharmed.

The Houston Police Department currently suspects alcohol involvement in the crash. A thorough investigation is underway to determine the cause of the accident and identify any contributing factors.

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the devastating consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol.

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In a separate incident related to the initial crash scene, officers redirecting traffic reported a near-miss with another driver suspected of DWI. Thankfully, no injuries were reported in this secondary event.

However, the close call underscores the prevalence of drunk driving within Houston and the critical need for responsible driving practices.

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