Suspected drunk driver fatally hits woman crossing street in NE Houston

HOUSTON- A suspected drunk driver fatally hit a woman crossing the street in northeast Houston early Sunday morning. 

According to the Houston Police Department, the incident happened around 2:30 a.m. on  McCarty Street at Amarillo Street when a  woman was attempting to cross McCarty Street not at a crosswalk. 

HPD said a man in his 40s hit the woman, killing her. The driver was in a Mercedes.

HPD found the driver to be intoxicated, and he was arrested. 

Since the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk, the driver may only face DUI charges. The woman was in her 50s. 

 

(© 2016 KHOU)


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