HOUSTON – One man is dead and his mother is in the hospital after a suspected drunk driver slammed into their car early Sunday in northeast Harris County, deputies said.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, a Chevrolet Tail Blazer was heading west on FM 1960 when it ran a red light at West Lake Houston Parkway and slammed into the side of red Corvette around 12:15 a.m.
The driver in the Corvette, Omar Jaramillo, died at the scene, while his mother Irene Jaramillo, a passenger in the car, was taken to a local hospital in stable condition, deputies said.
Deputies said the driver of the Trail Blazer, Craig Welch, is in custody and faces an intoxication manslaughter charge. The male passenger of the Trail Blazer fled the scene on foot.