A man has been charged with intoxicated manslaughter after he struck and killed a man who was assisting another motorist during an accident on the Eastex Freeway on Sunday night.
According to the Houston Police Department, the accident occurred at approximately 9:45 p.m. on the inbound lanes of the Eastex Freeway near the Crosstimbers exit when Adrian Hernandez, 26, driving a silver Grand Prix struck a white Ford F-350 in another lane.
The collision caused a chain reaction where the Grand Prix to crossed all southbound lanes of traffic and struck a 31-year-old man who was in the emergency lane. The man, whose name has not been released pending notification of family, had been was assisting another motorist who had broken down.
The Grand Prix struck the pickup truck of the victim, causing vehicle to overturn on the freeway.
The charge of intoxication manslaughter can happen if one of the victims in a crash is seriously injured or dies. This is an extremely serious crime and it is a second-degree felony punishable by loss of license, loss of insurance, along with a fine of up to $10,000 and a prison sentence of between 2 and 20 years.
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