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Alcohol May Have Been Factor in Deadly Houston Car Accident

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

A driver was killed when he crossed into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle head on in Houston.  At this point, Houston police are trying to determine if the driver was intoxicated at the time of the Texas auto accident.

The Houston car accident occurred at approximately 11:00 PM on Friday, June 12, 2009.  According to police, a pickup truck was heading westbound on Hempstead Highway near Concord when the driver crossed over the dividing lane and crashed head on into a Dodge Stratus.

A witness to the accident stated that the Dodge Stratus caught fire and pinned the driver inside the vehicle.  The Houston Fire Department was able to free the driver and he was taken to Ben Taub Hospital where he later died, according to police. 

According to investigators, the pickup truck driver was taken into custody and the plan was to have a blood alcohol test done to determine if he was intoxicated.

The accident victim’s name was not released at the time of the article.

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