Motorcyclist killed in crash with suspected drunk driver in NW Harris Co.

HOUSTON - A motorcyclist was killed in a crash involving a suspected drunk driver late Friday night in northwest Harris County. 

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 6100 block of Barker Cypress Road. 

Deputies say a SUV was traveling southbound on Barker Cypress and made a left turn. A motorcyclist driving northbound on Barker Cypress hit the SUV on its passenger side. 

Deputies say the motorcyclist was airlifted to a nearby hospital and died. 

The driver of the SUV wasn't injured, but deputies say the driver was intoxicated and arrested for DWI. 

The intersection where the crash took place had a light. At this time, deputies aren't sure which vehicle ran the red light. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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