Man arrested after fatal crash in Baytown

BAYTOWN, TEXAS - Police are investigating what led to a deadly accident early Saturday morning in Baytown.

Officials responded to reports of a major accident just after 2 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Garth Road and Decker Drive. According to authorities, citizens detained a suspect, later identified as Raul Aaron Tadeo, 23, after they say he ran from the accident scene.

Police say Tadeo was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck that was involved in the accident with a Chevrolet Camaro. The driver of the Camaro, identified by police as Cassandra Jimenez, 20, was transported to Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Officials say a 21-year-old Baytown man was a passenger in the Camaro and was not seriously injured in the crash. Authorities are trying to determine the cause of the accident.

Tadeo is facing possible charges of failure to stop and render aid -- a felony -- and driving while intoxicated. Investigators are urging anyone with information about the accident to contact the Baytown Police Department.


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